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CBC Archives: Internet – a “modulated anarchy” (1993)

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Here’s a fascinating and quaint look at the Internet back in 1993, when it was a bit more civil. CBC interviews playwright and Internet enthusiast John Allen. Some choice quotes: “It feels a bit like everyday human fellowship, but it’s bigger and more precise.” As if “everyday human fellowship” needed improving upon? The imprecision is […]

Google Books and the Espresso Book Machine: the bookstore of the future!

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

I came across this article today: Google Books and the Espresso Book Machine: Instant Paperbacks from Digital Books This is cool, but I also hear the death knell of small independent bookstores which can’t afford a machine like this. They were already dying anyway, but this puts another nail in the coffin. There’s little room […]

Ben Stiller on Twitter

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Stiller discusses Twitter with Mickey Rooney (a voice of wisdom)