for sushi the other night to celebrate my friend Suki’s birthday. I have known her a little bit for a long time, and last time we’d seen one another we talked for a while about her first novel, which she’d completed and was shopping around. Anyhow – the other night I asked and it seems things are going well, which is really cool news. At the previous dinner, Suki had given me her card, which of course I promptly lost. But I found it again last night, and through it I also found this, a little website for Go Through the Waves the first novel by Suki Lee.
Archives for July 2000
Montrealers! Hey – Eaton’s has been closed for a while, but today I drove by and the old Eaton sign running down the corner on de Maisonneuve has been covered, letter by letter – it now reads “Ailes.” Hundreds of dead Westmount matrons are rolling in their graves. That’s right – Les Ailes de la mode has taken over the first 4 floors of the building. In an interesting bit of irony (well, irony for like 3 people), Les ailes is owned by the San Francisco Clothing Group, a company based… here in Montreal. Pictures to come this weekend.
: If I am ever injured or otherwise debilitated to the extent that I can no longer walk or stand under my own power, please walk right past the standard wheelchairs and buy me this one – the Independence 3000. There’s a story about it in Wired News today and I saw a long news piece on TV about it a few months ago. This thing is excellent. Knowing (and having known) several people who use a chair, I would do anything to go for such an alternative.
from the past” department, Apple is working on bringing their handwriting recognition software to the Macintosh. The technology was used in Apple’s Newton, which, though a failure as a standalone product, featured excellent handwriting recognition. The important variable was memory: a desktop implementation should be pretty good on a fast G4 with lots of RAM. Cool.