The Daily Square – The Guns of Brixton Edition

October 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment
by Kassia Krozser

Todays links of interest:

  • What is “Library Bypass”?
    Hmm, this topic has arisen in various forums several times in the past week. Something in the air or everyone seeing a smart solution to a looming problem? Joe Esposito offers his thoughts.
  • 75 words
    What came after information wants to be free? Quite a bit actually. Edifying. Important.
  • Exclusive: A Talk With the ‘Wild Things’ Creators
    Read for Maurice Sendak’s commentary on his fight with his editors over the word hot.
  • Electric Literature { home }
    We’ve mentioned Electric Literature before, but here it goes again: *this* is what we mean when we talk about cool ideas in digital publishing.
  • The Electronic Book Burning
    Alan Kaufman makes a point. We believe it is that ebooks are bad. But he does so in a misinformed, confused manner. Point. Not. Made.

File Under: The Daily Square

1 response so far ↓

  • Joseph // Oct 22, 2009 at 5:20 am

    @”Electronic Book Burning”

    I see Kaufman’s point, but despite my degree in literature and career in publishing, I don’t share it. While losing physical books is disconcerting, I don’t see it as a cultural or moral collapse.

    On the other hand, the truly frightening thing about ebooks is the current ability for central controllers to delete books from reader’s devices. What happens when one day someone decides to delete the Bible? Or everything with the word “gay” in it? Or everything by Mark Twain?