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Morning Links: Wikipedia and the future of news
December 20, 2012 | 10:18 am

What Wikipedia Can Tell Us About the Future of News (GigaOM) Children's Digital Profit Down at Scholastic As Hunger Games Fades and Digital Investment Ramps (Digital Book World) MacMillan Vows to Participate in Library eBook Lending (Good E-Reader) Dickens, Reserialized (The Digital Shift) Kindle Daily Deals: Terminal Value by Thomas Waite (and eight other books!) * * *  ...

Dickens and Victorian London apps and ebooks
February 7, 2012 | 8:35 am

Images That's the title of an article in The Literary Platform.  Here's a snippet:   2012 marks the bicentenary year of the birth of Charles Dickens, one of the greatest writers of the Victorian age. Thanks to a recent flurry of apps and ebooks, Dickens’ life and work has been thoroughly brought into the digital age; whether you’re looking for a quick-fix of biographical information or want to find out what life was really like on the mean streets of Victorian London. 1. Dickens: History In An Hour If you love your history, you may already be familiar with the History In An Hour ebook...

Parent vs Reader, Round 2: Dad vs Kobo
April 8, 2010 | 7:15 am

images.jpgI wrote in January about turning my stepfather loose on the Amazon Kindle. Today was Round 2 in the 'Parent vs Reader' escapades. I met my Dad for coffee today and took the Kobo Reader with me to amuse myself while I waited for him. He noticed it when he arrived and spent some time trying it out and questioning me about its various uses. FIRST IMPRESSIONS Like my stepfather, he needed a bit of convincing. This wasn't 'I want to get a reader and am curious about choosing which one will best meet my needs.' It was 'convince me that I...