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What I saw in Watertown:
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I saw your name in many papers about Crowdsouring; It is pleasure to see you in G+ .
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Joi Ito and I are going to be co-authoring a book. Just published the details today:
Written with Joi Ito.Earlier this year Shawn Henry, America’s top cyber cop, retired. Before he left his post he made one last stop to give Congress a somber assessment of our capacity to deter
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A working list of additional readings for December's #1book140 selection, PG Wodehouse's Right Ho, Jeeves.

1) Wodehouse: A Life, by Robert McCrum.
I gobbled this up as soon as it hit the shelves, and wasn't disappointed. If you're fascinated by the mind (and the milieu) that concocted such indelible creations as Psmith, Blandings Castle, and of course, our man's man, Jeeves, I highly recommend this biography.

2) Troubles, by JG Farrell
The winner of a posthumous Booker Prize, Farrell's novel, written in 1970, imagines a very Wodehousian world as it spins off its axis following WWI. It's a very dark complement to any tale located in the perpetually sunny Blandings Castle.
http://www.amazon.com/Troubles-York-Review-Books-Classics/dp/1590170180

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We spent a groggy morning taking a spin through some of our Elvis Costello favorites—"Shipbuilding," "Radio Radio," "Blame it on Cain"—and my wife posed the question: Who is today's Elvis equivalent?
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+Jeff Howe I think i would agree with your wife. Two legends of different music.
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There have been two significant developments in crowdfunding since that term first came into usage in 2006. The first was the rise of Kickstarter, which showed that the community-funded model a) had legs; and b) could scale. The second was the passage of the JOBS Act earlier this year, which showed that Congress (and Wall Street) recognized that crowdfunding had antiquated the old model of venture capital.

It was only natural that casual observors would conflate the two. And why shouldn't the world's most successful crowdfunding platform take the seemingly small step of opening itself up to investors looking to make equity stakes in small companies? In a few words, mission drift. As Erik Mack writes in Crowdsourcing.org, Kickstarter co-founder has a very specific idea of what Kickstarter should—and shouldn't—be. For one, "it's not a store." It's also not a run-up to a much-hyped IPO. What it is, and should be "for generations" to come, is a way for artists to fund their visions.
Interestingly, IndieGoGo.com—the Pepsi to Kickstarter's Coca-Cola—has no intention of staying out of the equity gold rush. Again: Read Mack's article here.
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We're holding a contest on The Atlantic this month: In 1714 the British Parliament offered £10,000 ($12 million in today's dollars) to anyone who could figure out a way to determine a ship's longitude. An unknown clockmaker named John Harrison cracked the nut, saving kajillions in maritime shipping, thousands of lives, and proving the efficacy of—let's call a spade a spade—crowdsourcing. The Atlantic wants to know: What's the modern day equivalent of longitude? Global warming? Cancer? Five winners will receive copies of Dava Sobel's books.
Submit your answer for a chance to win limited-edition copies of books by Dava Sobel.
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Yo bookies! What do you think is the best way to incorporate Google Plus discussions into 1Book140?
Introducing 1book140, TheAtlantic.com's reading club
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I'm just learning G+ - thought I'd just jump in. .... figuring out how to post some ideas about Heart Shaped Box.... I think I just might be a ghost by the time I master these technologies. lol
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What's your writing music? I've exhausted my Glenn Gould, my limited opera selections. I'm going with LCD Soundsystem right now, with middling success.
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One of our children is autistic. He's not always an easy kid to have in a restaurant—for us, or for other diners. We really err on the side of consideration and hit the eject button as soon as our kiddo makes it clear he's anxious, which is just what we did last night. The owner had been waiting on us, and when we asked if we could take everything to go, a) said sure, and proceeded to have someone rush our plates to the kitchen so the food wouldn't get cold; and b) went out of his way to help think of other solutions, and emphasized that we were welcome any time, no matter what. After six years of taking our son out to restaurants, I can tell you this is an uncommon level of warmth and generosity. Oh, by the way, the food is out of this world. As other posters note, as good or better than almost anything in the North End.
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