- Spam ‘Books’ Flooding Kindle Store – Alexis Madrigal – Technology – The Atlantic "This is some kind of bizarro remix culture in which everything sucks and is for sale."
- Hauntology: A not-so-new critical manifestation | Books | guardian.co.uk In which a prediction nearly comes true.
- parting gifts (tecznotes) "The complete image and data collection is close to 700MB, so with a bit of compression I could probably cram it all onto a CD and stick that in the back—animated GIFs of popular rappers don’t print well." Mike brings the awesome with several years of web-collected images, printed. The post-experience artifact.
- Meet Amazon.com’s first employee: Shel Kaphan – GeekWire "One of the things that attracted me in the first place about Amazon is that I could easily describe how we were going to make money, to anybody. We are going to sell books. People will send us money, and we will put it in the bank. And then we will ship them a book. And we will do that a lot…"
- Random House unveils e-book series at FutureBook Innovation Workshop | The Bookseller The return of the Penguin Special, cf Zer0 books and the general weight of the new non-fiction.
- Language Isn’t A Firehose: James Joyce And The Future of Computerized Translation (Bloomsday Edition) | Fast Company "To borrow Joyce's quip in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: "Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow." Instead of Ireland, read Google Translate."
Stop Press for June 17th
June 18, 2011