- No New Normal – The Value Web Seriously good stuff from Eoin Purcell. Go read: disintermediation, and why the chain isn't going to be repopulated, it's going to be reconfigured.
- The search for a minimum viable record – O’Reilly Radar Open Library's George Oates on the pursuit of concise categorization.
- Old, Weird Tech: The Penguincubator, a Book Vending Machine – The Atlantic "In our discussions about the future of books, it is easy to focus on the production of the book as an object. Somehow when we talk about e-books, we end talking only about Gutenberg and printing, when the biggest changes are about brick-and-mortar stores and distribution." Alexis Madrigal responds…
- Ruby Pseudo Wants a Word: ‘Keisha The Sket’ and other Facebook novels written and published online. "'Keisha The Sket' is a fictional account of a young girl from North London and her romantic escapades. Written in a colloquial dialect, 'Keisha The Sket' was orginally written and distributed via text message … 'Keisha The Sket' and similar tales have inspired a host of other people to write their own online novels using Facebook's Notes application. Here are a few of the more popular ones…" Thanks Prince and the Ruby crew.
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