1. futurejournalismproject:

    Selected comics from No Safe Harbor: Essays about Pirate Politics with works by Lawrence Lessig, danah boyd, Cory Doctorow and the Electronic Frontier Foundation among others.

    Via No Safe Harbor:

    No Safe Harbor, released January 24th 2012, is a collection of political essays, texts, and discussions that help explain and educate about Pirate Party positions…

    …Topics covered include notes on the 4th Amendment, the history of copyright, biopatents, and corporate personhood.

    The book is released under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC-SA) and sharing of it is strongly encouraged. To further that, the book is available in a number of DRM-free formats, free of charge. In addition a paperback edition can be purchased through Amazon.com for $9.99

    Images: Mimi and Eunice by Nina PaleySelect any to embiggen.

     
  2. Went Downtown to the Central library today and picked out a bunch of photography books. This is basically what I spent about an hour and a half of my afternoon doing today. 5 notes, double sided, of really really good photographs. 
Over the next few days I’ll try and get a hold of as many as I can, and I’ll post them on here for all of you to see!

    Went Downtown to the Central library today and picked out a bunch of photography books. This is basically what I spent about an hour and a half of my afternoon doing today. 5 notes, double sided, of really really good photographs. 

    Over the next few days I’ll try and get a hold of as many as I can, and I’ll post them on here for all of you to see!

     
  3. 23:47 12th Oct 2011

    notes: 74

    reblogged from: curiositycounts

    tags: publishingbooksquote


    The honest answer to this last question should disappoint everyone: Publishers can’t charge enough money for 60-page books to survive; thus, writers can’t make a living by writing them. But readers are beginning to feel that this shouldn’t be their problem. Worse, many readers believe that they can just jump on YouTube and watch the author speak at a conference, or skim his blog, and they will have absorbed most of what he has to say on a given subject. In some cases this is true and suggests an enduring problem for the business of publishing. In other cases it clearly isn’t true and suggests an enduring problem for our intellectual life.
    — 

    Sam Harris on the future of books (via curiositycounts)

    Seems the internet came along and fucked everything up.

     
  4. I really need to get around to reading these…
[If You’re Interested - Top to Bottom]Brave New World - Aldous HuxleyThe Narcissism Epidemic - Jean M. Twenge  and Keith CampbellThe Greatest Show on Earth - Richard DawkinsThe Story of Stuff - Annie LeonardThe Grand Design - Stephen HawkingThe War for Late Night - Bill Carter 

    I really need to get around to reading these…

    [If You’re Interested - Top to Bottom]
    Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
    The Narcissism Epidemic - Jean M. Twenge  and Keith Campbell
    The Greatest Show on Earth - Richard Dawkins
    The Story of Stuff - Annie Leonard
    The Grand Design - Stephen Hawking
    The War for Late Night - Bill Carter 

     
  5. *facepalm T_T
[Google Labs]

    *facepalm T_T

    [Google Labs]

     
  6. I bought this book on Amazon.ca a day ago because a) I greatly admire Mr. Hawkings, and b) because the hardcover was on sale. I should be getting it sometime this week!
I also bought this too.
I wanted to buy this and this but I didn’t have enough on my card. [Darn..]
Good choice?

    I bought this book on Amazon.ca a day ago because a) I greatly admire Mr. Hawkings, and b) because the hardcover was on sale. I should be getting it sometime this week!

    I also bought this too.

    I wanted to buy this and this but I didn’t have enough on my card. [Darn..]

    Good choice?