Archive for August, 2012|Monthly archive page

Shifting…

A link to a New York Times piece interviewing William H. Gass, who has published a new essay entitled “Abstractions Arrive: Having Been there all the Time” as an ipad only ebook (available on the ibook store). Why the big deal? Because Gass is widely known as the author of “In Defense of the Book”, an essay in which he argues that the electronic alternative is no alternative to print. An interesting, albeit brief interview explains how his thinking shifted…

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kickstarter for classics

In The Observer, a story about unglue.it, a kick starter for unearthing lost classics and turning them into ebook:

unglue.it crowdsources appreciation for classic books, soliciting donations from superfans with the aim of acquiring the rights and releasing them as free ebooks