Monthly Archives: March 2010

Prophets of the Airwaves, Mad and Otherwise

In the 1976 movie Network, evening news anchor Howard Beale,  portrayed by Peter Finch, has a psychotic breakdown and declares that  he will blow his brains out on the air next Tuesday.  Beale had earlier been informed that because of … Continue reading

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eBook Week, Meta-Memoir

As I wrote yesterday, this week is “Read an eBook Week.” While the printed book is in danger of extinction, technological innovations, as well as business model innovations, make it clear that the way books are produced, distributed and bought … Continue reading

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eBook Week, We Are the World

Living in Interesting Times This week, March 7 through 13, is “Read an eBook Week.”  Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords.com, has an interview at Huffington Post with Rita Toews, who created the annual event in 2004, long before all … Continue reading

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