Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Desperate Partnership

Desperate on the side of the publishers anyway …. My library (I’m a public library director) was approached a couple months ago by an “author publicist” eager to set up a few author visits here at the library.  For free. … Continue reading

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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

The new Adam Curtis documentary has started to appear.  Here’s the first part of “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace”.  It’s a rich, challenging mix of ideas, connecting Ayn Rand to cybernetics to national internet policy. Curtis is … Continue reading

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The digital world through Google’s eyes

Here’s a bracing look at the digital world, from Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt: He said four big companies dominate the Internet: Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. Google has all the world’s information; Apple is the king of elegant design; Facebook … Continue reading

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