Is Apple’s E-Book Fight Worth the Trouble? – Apple, Apple, Apple. A succinct summary of the various ways in which Apple has stalled, obstructed, resisted, and otherwise refused to cooperate with the Justice Department investigation and the price fixing suit. Regardless of one’s feelings about the government, this is starting to look like a tale of epic corporate ego, which, as Yukari Iwatani Kane notes in the piece, is pretty ironic, given Apple’s initial position as Silicon Valley underdog.
“‘In my 20 years of doing oversight work,’ Bromwich noted in one footnote, ‘I have never before had the entity over which I was exercising oversight unilaterally dictate who could be interviewed, even in those instances in which I have dealt with very sensitive matters.'”The New Yorker
One Way Children’s Book Creators Cope With Bad Online Reviews – Has anyone does this for Romance authors? It’s genius. 53 children’s and YA authors read their harshest or most critical reviews out loud, for “comic relief/catharsis.” Watch the videos, captured by author Marc Nobleman, here. And the “It’s all right to cry” song during the title sequence is hilarious, too.Huffington Post
Remarkable libraries across America – Library porn, starting with a mouthwatering photo of the Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins. The Pequot Public Library in Connecticut is lovely, too. Enjoy.Los Angeles Times
How Fifty Shades Of Grey Has Contributed To The Decline Of Book Sales – I’m posting this for two reasons: 1) It contains the interesting factoid that Fifty Shades made up almost 50% of 2012 book sales, and 2) there is absolutely no evidence offered for that idiotic article title, and from what I can tell, the article is simply bait for the film. In regard to the second point, why in the hell would anyone use that line to sell the film? Major irony alert here?Marie Claire
How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk – Interactive Graphic – Given the recent stories about dialects and geography, here’s a fun quiz that purports to locate where you live based on your answers to 25 questions. It had a difficult time placing me, but that’s probably because I’ve lived in so many different places within the U.S. A friend got much better results, though, so give it a try and see how it does.New York Times
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