Posts tagged President Obama
Thoughts on the Obama Kindle Single Interview
August 4, 2013 | 1:43 pm
This isn't a review of the now-legendary e-single per se; it's more along the lines of an observation about it, and the situation surrounding it. First, a few comments about the e-single: There's nothing earth shattering in it, and I wasn't expecting anything. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed reading what the President had to say about the economy. I thought his statistic regarding the average student debt being about $100K summed up a big part of what's wrong with the current economy. He was respectful in his criticism of his Republican adversaries, but that's been my observation of President Obama from the...
Need Library E-Books to Feed Your New Gadget? Here’s the Answer
January 1, 2013 | 9:15 am
If you can’t find the right library e-books for your new Kindle, Nook, iPad or other gizmo, you’re not alone. More than 100 patrons of the District of Columbia Public Library were lined up electronically today for 10 e-book copies of The Racketeer, John Grisham’s new novel about the murder of a federal judge. Some 400+ D.C. library users awaited 60 electronic copies of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, the best-selling fiction title on the New York Times list. And a digital version of The Casual Vacancy, by J.K. Rowling, was not even in the catalog of the D.C. public library system. Could a well-stocked national digital library system—in...
Wikipedia, reddit, Mozilla to black out sites Wednesday in protest of SOPA legislation
January 17, 2012 | 11:40 am
A number of websites are going dark tomorrow to protest the SOPA legislation that could impose harsh restrictions upon the Internet. These sites include Mozilla, reddit for 12 hours, and Wikipedia for a full 24 hours. Google will also place a SOPA-related link on its homepage. Wales explained that the Wikipedia blackout comes as a result of feedback from the Wikipedia community, Not everybody is sanguine about the blackout. On just-launched Silicon Valley news site Pando Daily, Paul Carr writes in agreement with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo’s tweet calling the decision “foolish”. Carr blasts Wales for “[making] a...