Jim’s WebLetter for 3/5/11

Hi-ya Webfolks!

It’s another weekend with sites to see and things to enjoy in this week’s JWL …

Apple announced the new iPad 2 this week with much fanfare and with competitive prices in the “tablet wars” listing their bottom line model (16 gig, wifi only) for $499. There’s a lot of newer, faster, brighter things about the new iPad but it’s still not the perfect machine you might be looking for. Matter of fact, rumors are already flying about an iPad 3 coming in September. By then many of the competitive tablets will be out and we’ll have a chance to compare. In his blog “Mossblog”, Walt Mossberg gives his first impression of the iPad 2 … http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/20110303/first-impressions-of-ipad-2/

Clicker is an internet TV guide for finding programs you might have missed on the TV. Here’s a news flash … CBS just bought them for several million and brought their founder over to be the head of CBS Interative. Now the site is rich in CBS programming and easy to click(er) and enjoy. http://www.clicker.com/

Travel expert KAYAK is teaming up with the Bing search engine. It means Bing Travel is getting more powerful and comprehensive when it comes to helping customers plan and book travel. When combined with Bing’s own tools and technologies such as Price Predictor, rate indicator, flexible search tools and Flight Answers, Bing is giving customers the tools to make faster, more informed travel decisions. http://www.Bing.com

To learn how to use new software, people used to sit in darkened hotel conference rooms watching a bored instructor with a training demo and a laser pointer, or we would try using a manual to go it alone. Neither of those approaches works nearly as well as watching online videos. And Lynda.com teaches you to use just about any creative, design, and development software you can think of. http://www.lynda.com/

I feel like I need to show this off again in this issue of the WebLetter. Of the many projects that Google has created gives us the opportunity to explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces is really one of the coolest things. http://www.googleartproject.com/

A first-time father was taking a turn at feeding the baby some strained peas. Naturally, there were traces of the food everywhere, especially on the infant.
His wife comes in, looks at the infant, then at her husband staring into space, then says, “What in the world are you doing?”
He replied, “I’m waiting for the first coat to dry, so I can put on another.”
(Thanks, Vic)
A little three-year-old boy is sitting on the toilet. His mother thinks he has been in there too long, so she goes in to see what’s up.
The little boy is sitting on the toilet reading a book. But about every 10 seconds or so he puts the book down, grips onto the toilet seat with his left hand and hits himself on top of the head with his right hand.
His mother says, “Billy, are you all right? You’ve been in there for a while.”
Billy says, “I’m fine, Mommy. I just haven’t gone yet.”
Mother says, “Okay, you can stay in there a few more minutes, but Billy, why are you hitting yourself on the head?”
Billy says, “Works for ketchup!”
(thanks, Tim)
Bernard Lind was retired, but took odd jobs to make a little extra money. One of his jobs was a taxi driver.
The cab company had a sign posted in all their cars saying, “Your driver is: ______”
Bernie always got a kick out of watching his rider’s reactions when they read, “Your driver is: B.LIND.”
(thanks, Kate)
Well, that’s it for this weekend, JWL readers. Thank you for your view, and to those who forwarded the jokes used this week. Have a great weekend and may God bless you and keep you safe.

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