Morning Coffee – 6 November 2015

14956851150_834245d55c_hHere are nine stories to read this morning.

  1. Audible Builds A "Choose Your Own Adventure" Instagram Experience To Promo Locke & Key (FastCo)
  2. Author accuses 60 Minutes of stealing idea from his book (MobyLives)
  3. Content is no longer king. Here are 5 things that are. (BookMachine)
  4. Do You Copy? Tips on Copy Editing Your Own Work  (Fiction University)
  5. Dropbox's Google Docs competitor is launching next year (Mashable)
  6. How The Redskins' Delightfully Vulgar Court Filing Won Me Over (Techdirt)
  7. Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users’ Rights (EFF)
  8. Why Jailbreaking Your iPhone Is Legal But Hacking eBooks is Not (Yahoo)
  9. Why "just Google it" isn't always enough. (Christa Bedwin)

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1 Comment on Morning Coffee – 6 November 2015

  1. Al the Great and Powerful // 6 November, 2015 at 10:35 am // Reply

    Re:
    60 Minutes – that does sound like outright theft. I hope he prevails.

    Content not king? PERHAPS, in the narrow context of ‘better get your site right, or content will not help’… but if all you have is a pretty site that republishes, what are you? HuffPo? Ease of Access doesn’t trump content, it facilitates content delivery.

    Copy Editing – Thanks, I am reminded of why I should pay more attention to my writing.

    Redskins – its hard to side with them in the 21st century, but the sheer hypocrisy of the government cutting them while letting all those other offensive titles through does make me angry.

    Jailbreaking – on the one hand, I hate the inequities described in the librarian’s decisions, but man, I don’t know if I could juggle really big decisions with huge world consequences, myself. And I can see why these decisions are reconsidered rather than one-time.

    Google it – so a senior educator with a big personal information network can find stuff easier than just googling it. Why am I not surprised? I’ll bet she does better asking them than searching reference libraries not of her discipline too. She mistakenly conflates her personal experience versus large data searches with a reaction to people “Googling it.” We need a better test case.

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