I woke up and my email was all condolences from friends, and requests for statements from journalists, and I knew it had happened. I'd been warned. Thirty years and a month ago, a beginning author met a young journalist in a Chinese Restaurant, and the two ...
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Google Lat Long: Roam the Arabian desert with Street View
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11:00 PM. Imagine sitting atop a camel looking across a vast expanse of desert dunes. A glimmer of green flashes
The Aereo Ruling Is A Disaster For Tech, Because The 'Looks Like Cable' ...
Following the Aereo ruling in the Supreme Court this week, lots of folks are sifting through the decision and opining on what it all means.
Digital Public Library of America to add millions of records to its archive
At one year old, DPLA makes some big partnerships and looks back on its growth.
Thanks, Textbooks. - I was going to solve this the easy way, but this...
I was going to solve this the easy way, but this is much more difficult. Thanks.
» Blog Archive » Fair! Google Books case dismissed.
Folks can read the actual ruling (pdf) if they'd like. This is a very big deal. Thanks to folks who worked so hard on getting us to this pla
Google Gets Total Victory Over Authors Guild: Book Scanning Is Fair Use ...
This one has been a long time coming, but this morning, Judge Denny Chin (who actually has a long history of siding with copyright holders)
16 Things BuzzFeed Doesn't Know About The Ocean - Science Sushi
BuzzFeed's 16 Things No One Knows About The Ocean was full of flaws. I set out to correct them and show that the truth is way better than fi
Nickerblog: 11 things it took me 42 years to learn
As I round the corner towards the still youngish age of 42, I’ve had some time to reflect upon what’s worked and what hasn’t in my life. Per
In the future, astronauts might play MMORPGs to fend off boredom
My newest column for The New York Times Magazine is about the risks associated with boredom on long-distance space journeys, like the one as
Why librarians are needed more than ever in the 21st century
In a 2010 interview with The Book Page, Neil Gaiman neatly set out the case for libraries and librarians in the 21st century; the remarks ar
T. rex leaves tooth in would-be lunch’s tail, paleontologists find it
A tooth embedded in a hadrosaur's tail shows T. rex hunted, didn’t just scavenge.
Swiss Army Librarian » Reference Question of the Week – 7/7/13 :: Brian ...
Swiss Army Librarian is a blog by Brian Herzog mostly about library and technology issues relating to public libraries
Opinion: As a former rail engineer, I need to speak out
Opinion: As a former railway engineer, including for the MMA predecessor company, my view is that what killed those innocent people in Lac-M