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New Nook Shares Reading Around
US book chain Barnes and Noble have announced they’ll release a new e-reader that’s creeping closer to being an iPad, according to GalleyCat.
Unlike the Kindle the Nook Color promises a new high quality colour screen and links in with social networking sites. The NOOKFriends feature lets you copy passages of a book into Facebook or Twitter so you can tell everyone what you’re…
Cory Doctorow on Curated Computing
(Image courtesy of Joi Ito)
Meanland guest Cory Doctorow believes that ‘the personal and the handmade’ are the future of content, according to his latest Guardian column.
He argues that while pulling together information in curated websites or iPhone apps is the future there are still two things that defy curation: the personal and the tailored. The personal is obvious (Doctorow reckons it is…
If you’ve been looking at the newspaper and thinking you could do a better job then Schmedlines could prove to be the perfect distraction.
The idea is simple: get a real news story with a weak headline and then invite users to submit their alternatives. Today there’s a story about a Montana jury who have decided they won’t convict for the possession of a…
What future do we want – and deserve? Questions for the places, politics and pleasures of the hereafter
Why do e-books have to cost so much?
Ever wondered why an e-book costs as much as it does? After all, its just a file isn’t it? Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the 7th largest trade book publishing company in the U.S., has an interesting perspective.
We assume that the bulk of a book’s cost is in the manufacturing process. Not…
Snowy Mountain Scheme for the 21st Century by Leigh Ewbank
Recently Australia celebrated the 60th anniversary of the momentous Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Power Act – the first step in a 25-year journey to modernise our nation. Unrivalled in its ambition, the Snowy Mountains Scheme would meet the dual objectives of providing reliable electricity for our cities and towns, and water supplies to sustain food production along the Murray River.
Australia’s largest-ever engineering project would…
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