Do you know how to judge the wide spread popularity of a product? I’ll tell you how…When every Bahamian, and their Grandmothers are buying all the iTunes gift cards to get it. Turns out that Custom Computers, DC Tech and some other local computer businesses all ran out of ITunes gift cards. I guess they weren’t in the know.
The Bahamas: Sci/Tech
Every semester, hundreds of students in The Bahamas, and hundreds of thousands worldwide are left with Textbooks that they no longer need, and often have difficulty selling. To their rescue Amazon has launched a service that allows them to rent Textbooks for a fraction of the purchase price, keep them for as long as they need, read them everywhere, and even keep their personal annotations.
This was the second failure of the space station delivery mission. Both computer failures have been corrected by new software uploads. Five computers on the space shuttle are critical for it’s return to Earth.
With Netflix headed to the Bahamas, it may be interesting to see how customers in the U.S. view the company. Here is some feedback from someone familiar with the service.
At best Google’s entrance into the social graph market will bring more order, structure and findability to our lives. At worse the distopean world described in Evgeny Morozov’s ‘The Net Delusion’ just connected a few more dots.
Blackouts resulting from electrical load shedding has Bahamians taking solutions provided in the National Energy Policy seriously with Bahamians being encouraged to buy solar photovoltaic panels.
A recent study has shown that large grouper might be able to limit the invasion of lionfish on Caribbean coral reefs.
Stopping people fishing around Caribbean coral reefs by designating them legally protected marine reserves could help some of them survive the effects of a changing climate by more than 50 years.
Installing solar water heaters to replace the traditional home appliance is the second initiative of the National Energy Policy to reduce the costs of high-electricity consumption and wasteful-usage of municipal water resources.