The Morning Coffee – 4 December 2014

Must read stories this morning include an insiders explanation for why Chromebooks are displacing iPads in education, Nature dropping its paywall and replacing it with DRM, a different take on ethics in journalism, the latest on the Google Books lawsuit, and more.

  • Apple's Big Misstep In Education (Applepeels)
  • Discussion: Sometimes I Just Don’t Feel Like Writing Reviews (BookShelfery)
  • In Wayzata, Minnesota, a school spies on its students (Boing Boing)
  • In Google Books appeal, judges focus on profit and security (GigaOm)
  • Is a "Wikipedia For News" Feasible? (Slashdot)
  • Journalists and Patronage (from the Glog)
  • Nature Drops Its Paywall... But Replaces It With Insane, Anti-Research Proprietary DRM (Techdirt)
  • Second Bite: Can Apple clear its name in the ebooks drama? (Fortune)
  • Tumblr Now Has ‘Buy,’ ‘Pledge,’ And ‘Get Involved’ Buttons From Etsy, Kickstarter, Artsy + Do Something (TechCrunch)
  • Why you shouldn't give your book away (Build Book Buzz)

About Nate Hoffelder (11598 Articles)
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."

1 Comment on The Morning Coffee – 4 December 2014

  1. Ah yes, that Slashdot thing about a “Wikipedia for news”… somebody hasn’t heard of WikiNews. Not that it was ever a very lively project, but seriously? Kids these days…

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