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Link roundup, on books and other things for reading July 16, 2012

Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
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“When I asked him about it, he confirmed that, no, the museum didn’t print them. Because it couldn’t afford to. The Cartoon Art Museum is on such a tight budget that it can’t afford the cost of mounting a half-dozen extra labels on foamcore down at the copy shop.

Fifty Shades of Grey and a history of publishing, including fandom’s interactions therewith. Read all the links for extra detail. There’s commentary on FFA as well. (And, wait — from not too long ago — “the trilogy has captured twenty-five percent of the adult fiction market in recent weeks“? What? Just…what?)

“The Nook edition of Tolstoy’s War and Peace (in its English translation) has been de-Kindled, quite literally.

Century-old mummified frozen lobotomized corpses: the setup for a confusing question of copyright law, obviously.

Cache of five hundred preserved but previously unknown fairy tales discovered in a German archive. Archivists are awesome.

“In 1934, Otlet sketched out plans for a global network of computers (or “electric telescopes,” as he called them) that would allow people to search and browse through millions of interlinked documents, images, audio and video files.” With associated video. If you want Internet in your steampunk setting, this would be the thing to base it on.

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1. X - July 21, 2012

The level of interest in “50 Shades of Grey” beyond mocking it outright make me weep for humanity.

Erin Ptah - July 21, 2012

It makes me weep for all the people who don’t realize they could just look up fanfiction and find much better, non-creepy kinky porn by the truckload.


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