Monthly Archives: April 2012

Books I’m Reading

It was to be Adam Freedman’s The Party of the First Part: The Curious World of Legalese followed by Noah Feldman’s Divided by God: America’s Church-State Problem then. What a coincidence as both books lead me to talk about their ink. Freedman’s book is in blue … Continue reading

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Views by Country

A while ago, I think on February 25th of this year to be precise, WordPress rolled out its “view by country” feature to track the visitors to your site. You know, the thing that looks like this when you click … Continue reading

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Publishing: Adapt or Die

On the Media, a National Public Radio program, just had its annual show reporting on the state of on the publishing industry. Have a listen to such interesting pieces as How Publishing and Reading is Changing (did you know that the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Will Hear Case on Importation and the First Sale Doctrine

The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear arguments in the Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons case. The case is about the ability of lawful owners of foreign-manufactured copyrighted materials to resell, rent, lease, and lend said materials in the … Continue reading

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Cultural Osmosis: The Loud Bookstore

After reading in Flavorwire that LA’s The Last Bookstore is one of “20 most beautiful bookstores in the world”, I eagerly went to  “ooah” and “ahhh” at the place. After an hour of braving LA traffic, LA drivers, and LA freeway interchanges, I found myself … Continue reading

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Fun and Cool Facts

Bowker’s, “the world’s leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions”, puts out a bunch of press releases with super interesting factoids. For instance, it publicized the 2010-11 U.S. Book Consumer Demographics and Buying Behaviors Annual Review‘s finding that 2010 is … Continue reading

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Short Changing Wikipedia

What if I were to propose to you a scheme in which you can short change a public-minded institution, engage in a little intellectual dishonesty, and yet feel superior and elitist at the same time? I think I’ve hit on … Continue reading

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