Morning Coffee – 8 June 2016

26911772924_3fb7399e79_hHere are ten stories to read this morning.

  1. Are Libraries the New Bookstores? (Writers Unboxed)
  2. Copyright Office Opens Inquiry on Digital Rights for Libraries (Copyright and Technology)
  3. eBook Formatting in Word: You Can Do This (Indies Unlimited)
  4. Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act? (WIRED)
  5. Mitchell Kaplan Opens Book-Bike Shop Hybrid in Miami (PW)
  6. My Very Rough Two Weeks Working for Barnes & Noble (The Passive Voice)
  7. No, Wired, a serial novel is not something you can easily ‘binge’ (TeleRead)
  8. On Machines That Shit, and Fictional Characters That Do Not (Literary Hub)
  9. Once upon a time, I couldn't imagine a better word processor than Word (Baldur Bjarnason)
  10. What are dark posts? (Digiday)

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About Nate Hoffelder (11222 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."

5 Comments on Morning Coffee – 8 June 2016

  1. Al the Great and Powerful // 8 June, 2016 at 10:16 am // Reply

    Seriously, Baldur? “Get off my lawn, you kids and your newfangled word processing software?” This post neatly encapsulates my dislike for bloggers – Not every thought that runs through the blogger’s head needs to be posted.

    • It reads like he doesn’t or never has needed to use it in a business/administrative setting, where Word’s more elaborate functions are useful time-savers. There’s a reason all that exists.

      Yes, Word could be a tidge more streamlined and/or intuitive. There are no workarounds for some things. That’s annoying.

      Meanwhile, I’m over here setting type in it.

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