Sharp clarity

“The grain structure of film allows a softness that HD video tends not to have, posing more challenges, especially when it comes to capturing female faces. We seem not to care about seeing men in a rougher, more edgier way, whereas females, were used to seeing them in a softer, more appealing way. So there’s a little more filtration needed, and you have to approach it from a different standpoint.” Stephen McNutt, director of photography for Battlestar Galactica

Connected

“I’ve seen the demonstrations on the Internet about how you can find another person using a Zune and give them a song they can play three times. It takes forever. By the time you’ve gone through all that, the girl’s got up and left. You’re much better off to take one of your earbuds out and put it in her ear. Then you’re connected with about two feet of headphone cable.” Steve Jobs

Entertainment choices

“To start, I think women are much more discriminating in general than men in their choice of entertainment experience. Men will do the same stupid thing over and over again and be happy. Women tend to want a more complex, creative experience.” Will Wright, creator of The Sims

The new alternative

“Yet people agree, too, that the novel appeals because it offers a different way of seeing Christian tradition, particularly issues of patriarchy and women in the early church. This appeal has helped spur new subcategories in the publishing business… with each season bringing new books on Mary Magdalene and on what’s now called ‘alternative Christianity.’” Christian Science Monitor, on the Da Vinci Code