The compensation

I found it tremendously difficult to express myself in instant messaging. I don’t get most of the smileys and couldn’t bring myself to use it because I have this feeling that the other party might not get it too. (By the way, I am not too wrong about that; I asked.)

I tend to either use a lot more adjectives or I type LIKE KANYE WEST. I PUT MORE EXCLAMATION MARKS THAN USUAL TOO!!! Also found myself using more punctuation to represent pauses in speech, or something.

Perhaps it’s overdone but there’s no way to better represent intent when left with just lines and lines of text. Everything seemed less exciting on instant messaging.

Holy! The Microsoft Church Package

Korean retailer, GODpeople Mall, introduces the Microsoft Church Package. Pastors and reverends can now get excited for a lower fee:

Introduce the Microsoft Church Package

Microsoft is probably not involved in this. The Microsoft Church Package consists of the Microsoft Office Standard, Office OneNote, Office Visio, Office Publisher and Expression Web for 199,000 won, which is roughly USD$190. The Microsoft Office Standard retails at 99,000 won (around USD$95).

(via Long Zheng)