rationalize a smoking hot chick hanging out with nerds?
Apparently, you've missed the running gags in which this is explained. To provide her with free wi-fi, and to set up her printer.
Like others, I had hopes that this show would break down some stereotypes, but it just reinforces them for big laughs.
Occultist? You're scared he's going to spill state secrets to Satan?
Not occultist, OP said oculist. You know, a 17th-century optometrist.
... With the ebook you get a
This applies equally to physical books.
You left out the word "revocable" in the original. With a paper book, the publisher cannot come into my home and take the book back.
WHAT? So, authors don't want to have a large price gap between a real book and an ebook? Do they NOT realize that with the real book you get an actual real book. With the ebook you get a limited, revocable license to read the book but only in the format you purchased your license for. I'm still wondering why the price gap isn't larger.
I think some publishers and authors "get it." Lucius Shepard's last two hardcover books were published by Subterranean Press, and came out with boutique retail pricing (~$40, if I recall). I bought *both* of them, because, well, it's Lucius Shepard, and every word is golden. Amazon.com offered both at quite nice discounts from MSRP, so that's where I made my purchase.
THEN, I spotted that Amazon has also released Kindle ebooks of both, at $5.99 and $6.99. This is, to me, a stunning example of price elasticity. These prices are so outrageously low that I happily bought the ebooks IN ADDITION TO the pbooks.
I have the best of both worlds. My treasured paper copies won't have to suffer from being thrown around on a car seat or taken to the beach, and I have the reassuring solidity of a real copy that isn't subject to licensing.
So, in some cases, increasing the price gap even further can lead to that most elusive thing in the publishing world: repeat sales.