reviewing and ruminating
Recently I’ve been reading a lot of articles about ebooks, and also, incidentally, about the woes of Borders (the media line is that it’s ebooks, but really, the more you read about it, it’s really more about Amazon’s selling of print books, Walmart and other big box stores, and plain and simple mismanagement). Anyway, a lot of people are worried about bookstores because...
MFA vs. NYC: America now has two distinct literary... →
SF Signal: MIND MELD: The Future Of Publishing →
Sci fi authors are asked about the future of publishing vis a vis new technologies. Probably I agree most with Nick Mamatas.
Digital may "overtake" print sales by 2014 |... →
Huh, really? I find it hard to believe that this will happen as soon as 2014. But it’ll probably vary depending on what kind of book we’re talking about.
How did Six Apart screw up (on Quora) →
minimoonstar: A very good overview of what we (…in my head this ‘we’ is, like, Charmian and I XD;) know already, I guess. My eye was drawn by the suggestion toward the end that Six Apart should [build] out a social platform that can be accessed from self-hosted or hosted MovableType, and building out the platform so that corporations can self-host their own intranet social networks (this...
Snub-Nosed Monkeys - Photo Gallery - National... →
Adorable, or NOSELESS HORRORS?! You decide.
Grah… so tired of recaptchas. Idea: Recaptcha should sell memberships: for the low price of $5-10, be emancipated from having to type in captchas. :PPPP
The miniature coffins found on Arthur’s Seat « A... →
In Vietnam, World's Largest Cave Passage -... →
Truly amazing photos: must see. I hope they make some kind of documentary about this.
China's mobile phones lead a reading revolution -... →
International e-book standard EPUB to support... →
Hope this works out.
The Web Is a Customer Service Medium (Ftrain.com) →
WHY WAS I NOT CONSULTED????!!!!1111 [see article for explanation XD]
3D Text →
Selling a Book by Its Cover - NYTimes.com →
I have to say, this all sounds vaguely blasphemous, having all these books around that you didn’t pick out yourself.
Again I seem to be accumulating blogs… New blog: http://notesonleaves.tumblr.com This blog is pretty much dedicated to jotting down notes on books I read. Many of the posts, I am afraid, may not make much sense w/o reading the books in question.
What Could Have Been Entering the Public Domain on... →
A black market for mooncakes in China |... →