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28 Jan 2010
Doldrums

Other than work related stuff, I’ve pretty much been offline for the last few weeks. That is to say, I’ve let a lot of messages scroll below the fold and have not kept up with my news feeds. Nor have I spent much time on my personal projects, such as Japanese, or configuring my new […]

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28 Jul 2009
DRM comes to paperbacks?

A look into the future … When taking DRM and applying it to a regular book, it comes off as silly and is something we would never tolerate. —Billy Chasen, DRM-bricked paperback book I hope he’s right. image: Billy Chasen

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23 Jun 2009
Why I prefer real books

I prefer “real” books over electronic ones. So much of what I do is intangible: mere transient electromagnetic disturbances in a wire or chip, displayed on a glowing screen, precariously stored on whirring platters, streaming tape — all susceptible to destruction by emp, power failure, careless shell commands, or obsolescence of technology… In contrast, a […]

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