The End

In many ways, things have never been better for book readers. Amazon puts reviews at your fingertips, we have easy access to out-of-print titles through eBay and efficient inter-library loan services, and tons of out-of-copyright classics are only a click away. But as this NYMag article (“The End“) spells it out, the publishing industry is reeling from the changes. The demise of publishing has been predicted since the days of…

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My Son Knows How To Make Me Proud

Peter (age 10, having just read another book on the Civil War): Daddy, what do you know about William TECK-um-suh Sherman? Me: Te-CUM-suh.  Not much. Other than during the Civil War, he lead a march to the sea that split the Confederacy into north and south sections, which pretty much led to the end of the Civil War. Peter: (disappointed) Daddy, It was more like east and west. Me: Northeast…

Group Posts E-Mail Hacked From Palin Account

Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s private Yahoo e-mail account was hacked, and some of its contents posted on the internet Wednesday. (Wired) Was Palin’s personal account fair game because she has been accused of using her personal account to conduct public business? If there really is damning evidence in that account, and a judge delivers a search warrant, I’m sure that Yahoo can pull the whole thing from a backup tape,…