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Friday, June 27, 2008

Good Weekend, Fellow Books Editors!

posted by on June 27 at 16:00 PM

Galleycat says that, due to cutbacks, the Tribune Company might cut the books sections of a number of papers that it owns. And also the Newark Star-Ledger has killed its Sunday books section, with occasional space provided from now on for a book review or two. No doubt the reviews published will be of local books that are completely uninteresting to everyone but overworked arts editors. This is great news.

Also, this is only related in that it’s about books, but today The New York Times covered a $130 ebook reader (The miBook, it’s called) with a color display that also plays music and works as an organizer. This is probably closer to what an ebook reader will wind up being: multimedia, but still book-y.

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Or, much more likely, people will host books in countries like China that care little about copyright, and they will be read on the web by devices more like the iPod 3 that will surf web pages, play music, and take pictures.

eReaders are an evolutionary dead end.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 27, 2008 4:19 PM

Hmm ... missing from the miBook and "iPod 3"? The thing that makes even the current generation of electronic readers good for actual reading: electronic paper. Nice, contrasty, looks like newsprint, much easier on the eyes than lame old LCDs, electronic paper.

Posted by ben | June 27, 2008 6:30 PM

Say "YES" to War on Iraq by Dan Savage Oct. 2002

"War may be bad for children and other living things, but there are times when peace is worse for children and other living things, and this is one of those times."

"The War on Iraq will make it clear to our friends and enemies in the Middle East (and elsewhere) that we mean business: Free your people, reform your societies, liberalize, and democratize... or we're going to come over there, remove you from power, free your people, and reform your societies for ourselves."

Washington Post June 27, 2008

"Bomb Kills Marines, Iraqi Tribal Leaders
At Least 40 Die in Two Separate Attacks"

Posted by flamingukelelisoitsfuckanmisspelledyouwantofixitdoityourself | June 28, 2008 9:41 AM

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