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Amazon Prime Video has released a series based on stories by Philip K. Dick. It's called Electric Dreams.
Click here to see the trailer for Stephen Spielberg's Ready Player One, currently scheduled to debut March 30th. Look for the DeLorean. (Hint-it's moving quickly and is black and you're more likely to find it if you watch one of the explanatory videos that elaborates on the trailer.) If you want to, stay on the YouTube page and see lots more about Ready Player One. After all, it's a movie about the native online generation.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Article about Nickel & Dimed

Remember reading Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich? We read and discussed it in May of 2005. It's about the working poor. The author worked various nonskilled jobs and tried to live on her earnings and then wrote the book. She had a rather scathing section on working at WalMart.

In a blog recently (Feb 1), someone wrote about some time he spent working at WalMart. He pans Nickel and Dimed. You might find his article interesting. And then, perhaps even more know how we have a comments section after each post on this blog? Well, 341 people have written comments on the blog post that this man wrote!

In case you want to fall into the Internet hole and read a while, here's a link to the blog post

1 comment:

Please list your name in your post! said...

Regarding Nickel & Dimed. Did you see 20 20 last night? John Stossel interviewed Adam Shepard, 25, who did an experiment starting with $25 in Charleston South Carolina - and did well! He had read Nickel & Dimed in college and wanted to "discover for himself if the American Dream is still alive". He wrote a book about his experience - Scratch Beginnings. I never read Nickel & Dimed, but I think I'll try Scratch Beginnings, i.e. the positive perspective.