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Anita Sethi on the Human Experience in the Digital Age: Conversation, Relationships and Social Connection
Cory Doctorow on Curated Computing
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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…
Australian Poetry in your Phone
Wheeler Centre resident organisation Australian Poetry has launched its own iPhone app. The app aims to be a one-stop shop for Australian poetry: “We would like to list all leading Australian poets, poetry organisations, poetry publishers, poetry prizes and all relevant associated entities and resources.” Poets and organisations not currently listed in the app can apply to be included with the next update. The…
How to Count to a Million
For more than a generation writers, readers and publishers have eyed bestseller lists with a sense of triumph or trepidation. The rise of the e-book means that someone has to figure out how to keep tabs on what’s selling in the virtual universe. Laura Hazard Owen writes on how e-book bestseller lists are being developed and compiled. The challenge is to meet the demand…
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