Science & technology
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What is the best way to destroy the internet before it destroys us? Cory Doctorow and Alan Brough
The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions
What future do we want – and deserve? Questions for the places, politics and pleasures of the hereafter
The Cloud Atlas
Two articles recently posted on the web on related topics have questioned the future of e-books, e-reading and even the internet more broadly. Tech industry executive and academic Don Norman asks if the trend towards cloud computing is in the best interests of consumers. An excellent essay at Overland also questions cloud computing insofar as it relates to e-books.
Readings recently launched an e-publishing…
DIY Book Marketing
Over at the Wall Street Journal, Joanne Kaufman is looking at how authors are becoming their own marketing departments.
Changes in technology are shrinking the profit margins - and marketing budgets - of traditional publishers. The emergence of social media means there are new ways to engage with readers. With some 1500 books published in the US every day, some web-savvy writers are…
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