Friday, January 25, 2002
Diana, the heroine we call Wonder Woman, was going to lose her virginity.
"I'm not sure how Wizard got the information, though I may well have been chatting with them and its very possible that I mentioned it, although later in an interview I did say that it was only a plan," explains Jimenez. "I told them as I was discussing the next year's plans although I didn't think it wasn't going be such a big deal. I don't know why, but I just didn't think it would be such a big deal."
Hmmm... now, this would be great way to explain to kids about the birds and the bees and supermen.
Reminds of that joke that that involed Superman, Wonder Woman, and Invisible Man.
Posted by Budjette at 1:16 PM
Thursday, January 24, 2002
Pinoys take the high road
HIGH ROADS #1
Written by Scott Lobdell; art and cover by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan. Colors by Edgar Tadeo.
32 pages, $2.95, in stores on April 3.
A new Cliffhanger title makes its splashy debut. In the final days of WWII, U.S. Army Captain Nick Highroad is dangling from the side of a mansion carved out of ice at a secret Nazi compound located in the Arctic! How did he get there? And who are the diminutive English actor, the former Fuehrer's mistress, and the ex-kamikaze pilot who seem to be his only friends? Find out most (but not all) the answers in this high-impact, high-concept, high-drama first issue.
I just wish that Leinil's next project would be more Pinoy-oriented or at least have a Filipino character.
Then again, maybe I should just shut up and write my own comic book and let people what they want to do. :)
Posted by Budjette at 12:02 AM
Tuesday, January 22, 2002
Grace says I suffer from life-envy.
Same ailment that Roach supposedly has.
My life-envy to become a "professional" comic book writer has been made worse ever since I found out that J.Torres is Filipino.
Got to read his comic book SIDEKICKS and loved it. Somewhat reminded me of BATCH72.
Just read J.Torres line-up of books that are coming out this year.
Wow... all I can say is... WOW!
I like the JASON AND THE ARGOBOTS book. Looks like fun. Looks like the type of thing that would get kids reading comic books.
Hay naku... well, as Gaiman said, "Write. Finish stuff."
I still Gerry that plot. Should get it done this week.
Then there's the job that lies ahead and from the looks of things, the next couple of weeks will be crazy!
The fun never stops.
Posted by Budjette at 10:32 PM
BABBLING ABOUT OUR MOBILE FUTURE
"An alliance of no substance. We at Microsoft were left scratching our heads, asking ourselves, 'Is that it?'"
Juha Christensen, vice-president of Microsoft's mobility group, on Nokia's Series 60 software platform announcement.
"My strong suspicion is that in the near term more people will lose data on their PDAs by running over them in their driveways than they will by viruses. That's not to say the virus threat won't increase, but right now it doesn't seem too damaging."
Frank Prince, senior analyst, Forrester Research
"The growth of wireless connectivity is faster even than the growth of the Internet."
Alex Kanakaris, chief executive, Kanakaris Wireless
"We think, based on what we see now in Europe and Asia, that music, as well as gaming, are going to be two of the hottest things that are going to be available on wireless devices when 3G technology gets rolled out."
Ken Woo, AT&T Wireless director of corporate communications
"It's a zero market for us. If there was demand, our customers would have told us."
Bill Bass, Lands' End's senior vice president of electronic commerce, on why the apparel retailer is not currently pursuing mobile commerce.
"Future mobile telephones will have touch-sensitive screens which are the size of the entire phone, doing away with the need for a keypad."
Peter Cochrane, co-founder, Concept Laboratories
"Touch-tone keypads will go the way of the rotary dial, and people will use the power of voice to place calls, access information and much more on the emerging Voice Web - all thanks to speech recognition."
Ron Kroen, president and CEO of Nuance
"I don't think EDGE will see the light of day."
Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Qualcomm's chairman and CEO
"Cellphones in the United States and Europe are still like 13-inch black-and-white TV sets. People see these color displays and are stunned."
NTT DoCoMo's Kiyoyuki Tsujimura referring to Japan's i-mode phone
"We tend to overestimate the short-term impact (of technology) and underestimate the long-term impact. I think the (3G) revolution will be beyond science fiction."
Dr. Brian Subirana, associate professor at the IESE business school in Barcelona
"Customers have e-mail and the Internet on their desktops. We don't need that. Mobility is what we need."
Verizon Wireless president and CEO Dennis Strigl
"Our position remains the same, scientific evidence does not demonstrate any adverse health effects with the usage of cell phones."
Sharon Snider, spokeswoman for the FDA
"It's not spam! The customers say what they are interested in, and ask for information about those things."
AirFlash chief executive Rama Aysola on location-based services
"Any technology, no matter how bad it is, will have a few cases where people are so desperate they'll use it anyway. That's the stage we're at in terms of mobile Internet on WAP phones."
Dr. Jakob Nielsen, usability expert
"WAP won't fail. There will be WAP II. It will be like the introduction of other technologies like GSM [Global System for Mobile communications] - painful at the beginning"
Joao da Silva, head of the European Commission's unit dealing with mobile and satellite communications
"Forget games consoles, the new object of desire for today's children is a mobile phone."
Tony Lees, a spokesman for NOP Research Group
"The current software platform war of Microsoft and Symbian may be irrelevant. Both platforms may fail to achieve widespread market adoption."
Herschel Shosteck Associate's findings from their study, "Wireless Internet Devices: From phones to the future"
"Is your car your one safe haven from the Internet? Enjoy it while it lasts."
John Frederick Moore, technology writer
Posted by Budjette at 11:05 AM