Monthly Archives: July 2012

Published Elsewhere

Those of you who are long-term readers of this blog, who peruse it most carefully, and who have photographic memories, know that a couple of my posts have been written as class assignments, clearly labelled as such, and then published on Books, … Continue reading

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Publishers’ Blurbs

Just as books display blurbs to sing praises for the authors and their works, so do the same books harbor advertisements for their publishers. Below are examples found in the books of three different presses, along with some smattering comments. The … Continue reading

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Cultural Osmosis: One More Thanks to Mr. Getty

Previously, yours truly went to the Getty Villa. This time, I went to the Getty Museum. The difference between the two? Plenty, but when you’re as rich as Mr. Getty was, you don’t need need to justify your spending decisions … Continue reading

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Google Art Project

As usual, I’m late to the party and belatedly I’m discovering Google Art Project. If you are as (unfashionably) late as I am, please check out the Google Art Project page. It is so cool! The objects are captured in … Continue reading

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Accidental Re-Reading

I was five minutes away from the end of U-571 before I realize that I’ve watched the movie before. I am now roughly 30% into Larry Lessig’s Free Culture, and I can’t shake the feeling that I’ve also read this text … Continue reading

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The Deficient Reader

Can perfectly decent writing be eye-wateringly boring? May clear, concise writing deftly numb the mind with a few words? Are deficient readers wholly to blamed in such situations? How ever does one achieve the nirvana of there not being “a sprig of … Continue reading

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There’s Infringement, and Then There’s Infringement.

Beautiful photo, isn’t it? It’s not mine. I got the picture from a friend (thanks, man!), and I’m reproducing and publicly displaying it here with his permission. Suppose that I didn’t get that permission, however. Would this constitute copyright infringement? … Continue reading

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