Category Archives: Culture

Discussions on the culture that pervades human society.

Star Wars digital downloads

The impossible has just happened. The Star Wars movies are officially going to be made available for digital download and online-only viewing from the usual digital movie retail sites this Friday, including from the Google Play Store.

I thought this day would never come, given what I've heard about George Lucas' opinion about movies being made available without physical media, but I guess it was bound to happen after Disney bought LucasFilm.

Disclaimer: I currently work for Google, although the reason for the link to the Google Play Store is because that's what I use, and not because of where I work.

Getting otakus to donate blood

Donating blood

Only in Akihabara, Japan, the mecca for otaku who are crazy about all things anime and manga, could you see a heavily anime-themed blood donation facility. If I lived around a facility like that, I'd almost be tempted to give blood all the time (which is obviously the point).

This reminds me: I should be donating blood, anyway. Not only as a good deed, but I need to be contributing more than enough blood in case I ever need some blood myself. Now if I can just find the time to donate blood without having to worry about the lack of energy for the rest of the day ...