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Wikipedia Open to All
Yesterday the world’s largest online encyclopedia revised its editing policy according to the BBC.
In the past controversial articles - such as the profile of George W Bush - were locked to prevent vandalism but under the new editing rules there are fewer blocks. It’s now possible to update vandal-prone entries which will then be labelled “pending changes”. These entries will be signed-off on…
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…
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