Tagged: books


A moment with Craig Mod

Craig Mod on the beautiful, tactile, books he makes and how they fit in the new book/ebook ecosystem.

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The deeper 21st century looks like nothing anyone ever imagined

[The] Economic calamity that hammered music hits literature. The “solution” for writers? There isn’t one… So literature collapses before our eyes, while the same fate awaits politics, law, medicine, manufacturing… finance and real estate… Diplomacy, the military… we’re not gonna die of this, but man, the deeper 21st century looks like nothing anyone ever imagined. […]

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A state of atemporality enabled by our increasingly efficient communal prosthetic memory

Alvin Toffler warned us about Future Shock, but is this Future Fatigue? For the past decade or so, the only critics of science fiction I pay any attention to, all three of them, have been slyly declaring that the Future is over. I wouldn’t blame anyone for assuming that this is akin to the declaration […]

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cloudkitchen

The gang at CloudRaker have come up with an awesome “Christmas card” by holding and producing cloudkitchen, they organized and self catored a Christmas dinner and made a gorgeous book out of the whole process. Well done!

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Tim O’Reilly makes the argument for Open Publishing

Tim O’Reilly makes the argument for Open Publishing at TOC 2009 from Open Publishing Lab @ RIT on Vimeo.

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The Missing Near Future

That exaggerated fear governed the past decade. But unless there is a plausible, desirable vision of betterment, one that billions can agree on, another fear will have to be found… In that way I think there is a moral imperative to articulate our path towards something better. Not to leave it a vague post-modernist muddle. […]

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Trust Agents

My buddy and Station C resident Julien is writing a book; Trust Agents, I’m loving the term and realllly looking forward to reading it. Drop him a line if you have thoughts on the title, they are still defining the concept.

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Clarke Passes

Black month for geeks, first Gygax and now Arthur C Clarke has passed. Very sad news, a monument of scifi and a visionnary.

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La lecture

Des fois quand Phil parlait de ses sorties dans les bars, j’allucinait sur la façon dont ça semblait se passer vs mon expérience—évidemment, je sais qu’il romançait un peu—mais là, avec sa super belle entrée sur la lecture, là ça match complètement mon expérience. Ma religion, c’était cette demi-heure de lecture avant de me coucher, […]

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80 Percenter

About half way through last summer’s ultimate frisbee season I quit the team and the sport. For good? I don’t know but as much as I love the sport and thoroughly enjoyed my 7 and a half seasons, I haven’t missed it since. A few days ago I was talking about it with a friend […]

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Some Books

Super quick mentions, I don’t feel like writing anything longer but I wanted to list them, to update my total, since others are going for the one book a week thing. (Which I’ll miss this year) Web Standards Creativity. 10 authors, 10 chapters. Some relatively advanced CSS concepts. Considering I usually assert that I know […]

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Des livres, retour rapide

La part de l’autre, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. La vie, assez historiquement correcte, d’Hitler contée en parallèle avec la vie, entièrement fictive, d’un hypothétique Adolf qui aurait réussi son examen d’admission aux beaux arts. J’ai beaucoup aimé, par bout je me serais passé de l’histoire réelle pour m’attarder plus longtemps à la vie de bohème d’Adolf mais […]

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A Couple More Books and a Movie

In trying to post books in smaller batches, these three since the last post and one more movie. L’annulaire, Yoko Ogawa Je ne suis pas certain si ce sont les nouvelles japonaises ou les nouvelles japonaises traduites ou les nouvelles japonaise traduites qui sont vendues ici en librairies ou les nouvelles japonaises traduites vendues ici […]

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Zag

Zag by Marty Neumeier was recommended by Éric and he was right, fantastic book. Veryyyy quick read, loads of great examples and interesting tips. Mostly good for new projects and companies but anyone branding something can find some good info in there. Neumeier wants to teach to reader how to “zag” when others are “zigging”, […]

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Books From Mid-July Through Late August

Not sure I’ve ever written a lamer title for a post. But yeah, here they are: Stumbling on Happiness, Daniel Gilbert I’m not sure if it’s because of all the positive reviews and quotes about how funny he is—and thus my expectations not matching the actual result—but I really had to push through this one. […]

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