The Dork Report for September 26, 2006

  • Greenpeace asks for a greener Apple. Although Greenpeace is most concerned with the noxious chemicals in devices Apple markets as disposable (aka planned obsolescence), Apple’s product packaging has also long been an issue. Until recently, it seemed as if they had been making progress; iPod boxes, for example, went from large 6″ cubes stuffed with massive hunks of styrofoam to slim cardboard sleeves . However, they’ve taken a suprising step backwards with their new plastic Nano packaging.
  • Brilliant singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur relaunches JosephArthur.com. One notable new addition is digital downloads of studio (the Junkyard Hearts EPs are very rare) and live recordings.
  • Time travelling Doctor Who star David Tennant discovers an unwelcome surprise in his own past: his Scottish ancestors were Sectarian Protestants, aggressively anti-Catholic and home rule.
  • As usual, American Doctor Who fans must practice their patience: the Season Two DVD box set comes out on January 16, 2007.

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