Today’s links of interest:
- Nobel Laureate Making New Friends Online
There is something disturbing about Doris Lessing being on the MySpace. Really disturbing.
- Redefining Laziness – Richard Russo
The author takes on the ultimate human foible.
- Loose ID Bids on Triskelion Assets in Bankruptcy
Lots of thoughts, so little time. Read and discuss among yourselves.
- Whither the Short Story?
Edward Champion asks and answers.
- Do Good, Tuesday
The Happy Booker brings us a chance to put our books where our mouths are.
- Rowling launches U.S. book tour with mass signing
Well, that explains yesterday’s traffic.
- A writers’ strike nobody wants
And so it continues.
- The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Our new iBook reader
- Barnes & Noble.com Goes Mobile
Here’s the deal, says the cranky one, this is so not press release-worthy. Creating views optimized for mobile devices should be a matter of course not a special treat. In fact, if you’re currently developing a very expensive website that doesn’t play nice with mobile devices, then your RFP is wrong or you’re paying the wrong company for the wrong services. This is not specialized web development. Finally, while partnering with service providers is a lovely thing, why not just make your *website* accessible with all devices (for more information, see recent ADA decision re: Target). Rant over.
- In Movie Labor Talks, Past Issues Cloud Future
Update on WGA negotiations.
- Google, Random House move closer on book search
At this point in time, this really shouldn’t be news. But it is.