The Morning Coffee – 5 September 2014

Today's reading list starts with a book review which was clearly intended for The Onion but was accidentally published by The Economist, a plaint about the lack of fact checking in publishing - most non-fiction books have facts in them (trust me, I've checked), two posts on tech in the classroom, and more.

  • American slavery: Blood cotton (The Economist)
  • Book Publishing, Not Fact-Checking (The Atlantic)
  • Interview with Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Director of Self-Publishing and Author Relations at Kobo (NINC blog)
  • Is It the Golden Age for Journalism? [Smart Set] (Jane Friedman)
  • Lego Mindstorms: How not to do technology in the classroom (TeleRead)
  • My take: There are so many takes now because no one is guaranteed an audience (GigaOm)
  • Should We Ban Laptops from the Classrooms? (Now The Details)

Update: The Economist has withdrawn that review, and removed it from the original page. If you still wish to read it then you can find it posted after the apology/retraction notice here.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

4 Comments on The Morning Coffee – 5 September 2014

  1. “most non-fiction books have have facts”

    Glad to see Sod’s Law still at work 🙂

  2. The Economist has seen the light and apologized for the review.

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