LibriVox – Doesn’t Mr. Jobs have enough of your money?

If you broke the bank buying an iPod during the “boxing week” sales or are looking for something other than Justin Timberlake to load onto your MP3 player, you may want to check out LibriVox.

LibriVox is a great service for anyone that enjoys audiobooks, especially classics.  Here’s the description from the website:

LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books. We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project.

I noticed that iTunes lists Joseph Conrad’s unabridged Heart of Darkness audiobook for over CAD$ 20.  You can download it for free from LibriVox.

The horror, the horror, the horror…

1.4 million kids disappointed on Christmas

The market research firm, NPD Group, has released the 2006 US holiday video game console sales figures.  You can read the story at Yahoo.

Considering the supply problems that affected both Sony and Nintendo, it’s not surprising the Microsoft Xbox 360 outsold all other next-gen consoles.  NPD claims Microsoft sold 1.1 million units.

Interestingly, the legacy Sony PS2 took first place honours with 1.4 million units sold.