Sep 24 2011

weekend links smorgasboard

Broken ideas and repairing them has certainly been on my mind a lot lately, and I’m not the only one.

Why am I not surprised at who this woman’s biggest critics are?

Pronouns galore! How do you use them?

One of the many reasons I’m so very glad to be on Medicaid…

Scientist squabbles amuse me at times; this one is over a measly 200 million year age difference in the moon…

neo-nematodes?  and a 21st amino acid (artificially constructed).   Those wacky scientists keep at it…

…while this information shows that climate change is alive and well and happening as we live, whether you call it global warming or something less political. The animals at least know what’s up

Regardless of how the publishing industry(ies) will end up changing, people still crave Story, and that’s not in danger of demise anytime soon…

…but I’m not really sure I agree with this premise.  I don’t own any of the kindle/nook/e-reader formats so I don’t know how easy they are to navigate but I expect this “codex” argument is fixable if it exists.

One Response to “weekend links smorgasboard”

  1. Cherylon 04 Oct 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I actually have an e-reader (a Sony Reader) which is quite easy to navigate. But I’m never, ever giving up on “real” books. I love them too much! There is something so much more magical about reading a book on paper than an electronic digitalized version, as contradictory as that might sound.

    Every time people start talking about e-readers, though, there is this immediate reaction that it will be end of printed books forever! Woe is me!!

    I think it’s sort of like when I finally got a bread machine- I didn’t stop making bread by hand; I just used the machine to make the mixing and first rise a little easier, then pulled it out, got my hands into it, shaped it, and baked it in the oven. I actually made more bread, more frequently.

    Having an e-reader means that I can have certain books with me which might be more difficult to carry around, but I can read the print books when they are available and convenient. No contradiction.