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Why Are Rich Dudes Buying Up Newspapers?

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos bought the “Washington Post” and the media is all atwitter with theories as to why. I tried to buy a “Washington Post” in Sonoma County and couldn’t find one to save my life. And no one gives Read on.

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Big Brother is watching – his royalties go up

1984Jenny Hendrix writes in today’s Los Angeles Times that the present National Security Administration surveillance scandal has led to an appreciable uptick in sales of George Orwell’s 1984 on Amazon. By appreciable, we’re talking a 5,771% surge as of this … Read on.

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Alternative History Lesson

1984This question used to bug me: What happens when reality catches up to the year your futuristic sci-fi tome takes place and all your fancy prognostications are wrong? Given the amount of novels, films and related ephemera that have been … Read on.

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Media Critique

5 eBook Apps that Amazon and Apple Will Fear

How do you autograph an ebook?

by Daedalus Howell
Dec 29, 2011 – 03:40 PM
Daedalus Howell

Daedalus Howell

  Given Amazon?s pre-Christmas blitz and Apple?s prowess with any object they care to precede with a lowercase ?i,? there?s a significant chance

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Media Critique

The Rise of the eBook

Sure, 2011 saw a congressman inadvertently tweet his boner to the masses, Steve Jobs’ permanent departure from Apple, and Amazon’s overheated foray into the tablet market. The media and tech news of 2011 that will likely have the most enduring … Read on.