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E-Books, Libraries, Democracy, Groucho

E-books have presented something of a challenge for libraries. Not because libraries are opposed to e-books, but because many of the largest publishers (collectively called the “Big Six”) have been … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

So, Has Your Information Been Sold to Any Huge Companies Lately?

Part of enjoying a book comes after you finish reading it. Once that last page is read a reader is able to discuss it with their friends, recommend it to … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Used Book Store in the Cloud (probably isn’t heaven)

Do you “own” any of the albums, books, or movies that you have downloaded? You hit the “buy” button, didn’t you? Your bank statement provides you with evidence that you … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

An Obituary for the E-Reader

Do you remember MiniDiscs? If so, kudos to you. But if not, know that you are far from alone. For a brief moment in the 90s MiniDiscs seemed like they … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

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