What Does it Mean to be a ‘Good’ Reader? (Dear Author)
Last weekend delivered a hat trick of essays on critical reading, two on KJ Charles’s m/m novel Think of England, and one on Deborah Fletcher Mello’s The Sweetest Thing, in which Liz McCausland also addresses the intertwined issues of “good writing” and “good reading.”
Instead of Killing Comments, We Should be Trying to Fix Them (GigaOM)
Every month or so, it seems, a media outlet decides to get rid of their comments. The latest is The Week, which follows Reuters and Re/code, both of whom shut down their comments recently.
DRM Screws Blind People (Boing Boing)
Groups representing blind people have asked the US Copyright Office to renew the very narrow exemption that allows legally blind people to jailbreak their devices to add text-to-speech, but no one knows if they’ll get it. And even if they do, it remains a felony to make or supply the tools that allow blind people to undertake this feat.
Archie Comics Will Get Rebooted in 2015 (GoodeReader)
Archie has been chasing Betty and Veronica through the halls of Riverdale High school since 1941. Not much has changed over the years, but starting in 2015 the entire Archie comic book line will be rebooted.
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