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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…
Federal Minister Questions Viability of Bookshops
Federal Minister for Small Business Nick Sherry predicted this morning that online shopping will wipe out bookstores within the next five years. Senator Sherry made the comments at the launch of a campaign called Driving Business Online, an initiative intended to encourage small business owners to develop the online side of their business.
The Australian Booksellers Association’s CEO Joel Becker said he was “gobsmacked”…
In Defence of Online News by Sophie Black
Crikey editor Sophie Black
Dwarf’s penis gets stuck to vacuum cleaner
That was the headline that made me hate the internet.
Were you one of thousands of readers that clicked on that link three years ago? After all, it was asking for it. Just blinking on the Top 5 Most Read stories list on the Age website. Can’t remember?
Here’s the lead:
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