Particle or Wave?

April 19, 2012

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Books are essentially artifacts and commodities, depending on how you view them. Problems arise when they are seen strictly through one lens.

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Grist for the Mill

February 26, 2012

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Our fates as individuals rest in being able to make decisions that will enrich our lives (not just necessarily monetarily) but that will also sustain the advancement of human culture

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The New Face of Demagogy

February 11, 2012

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I guess it's OK for corporations to spend tons of money lobbying, but not OK for hundreds of thousands (and more) citizens to express their opinions.

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Agent 86 to the Rescue?

January 22, 2012

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One thing that sticks in the craw of major publishers is retailers selling their books below list price. (They also hate used book sales, too, and the textbook industry has found a neat way around that, too.) Amazon has been a major transgressor. Nothing is so galling to the big publishers as Amazon slashing prices and creating loss leaders to increase traffic and sales.

Walking the Plank

January 15, 2012

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SOPA and Protect IP are supposed to protect the world from a glut of illegally copied work. But who is this legislation really going to protect? Who needs due process anyhow? Why the scurvy mindset where everyone's an eye-patch-wearing pirate? Avast, ye mateys.

The Best of the Best & Don’t Copy This

December 21, 2011

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It rankles me when someone touts something as the "Best." I'm also in distemper about the "all you can eat" approach towards copyright duration.

& I’ll Cry If I Want To

December 21, 2011

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In the end, an anthology constitutes a social microcosm upon a particular event.