Morning Coffee – 23 May 2018

Morning Coffee - 23 May 2018 Morning Coffee

Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

8 Comments

  1. Marion Gropen23 May, 2018

    “left me speechless”! Love the pun!

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    1. Nate Hoffelder23 May, 2018

      me, too!

      Reply
  2. Russell Phillips23 May, 2018

    At least Umstattd finished it with “but you should anyway”, but the headline “Reason #1: The United States Won World War II” had me spitting feathers.

    Articles like that always make me think of Dmitry Skylarov. He was a Russian programmer, who write a program that was perfectly legal in Russia. When he arrived in the USA for a conference, the FBI arrested him, because the program was illegal in the US:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Elcom_Ltd.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder24 May, 2018

      What I noticed was that he didn’t understand when EU regulations applied. All the ones he cited would apply to Americans under the exact same circumstances as the GDPR.

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      1. Russell Phillips24 May, 2018

        Also true, of course.

        I can’t help wondering if it was intended to be controversial in order to get clicks.

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    2. Vikarti Anatra28 May, 2018

      >At least Umstattd finished it with “but you should anyway”, but the headline “Reason #1: The United States Won World War II” had me spitting feathers.
      Strictly speaking, it’s NOT only USA who won World War II. As far as I remember, major victors were Russia (irrelevant here), China (also irrelevant), Britain (part of EU now, plans to follow GDPR even after Brexit), France (part of EU, does NOT plan to leave EU).

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      1. Russell Phillips29 May, 2018

        That’s why the headline annoyed me so much. As I say, I wonder if it was deliberately controversial to get clicks. If it was, then he’s ignored the death and suffering of millions just to get a few more clicks to his article. That’s a very low move, in my opinion.

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  3. Frank23 May, 2018

    Today only, (Wednesday, May 23rd) you can pick up a standard Kindle for $49.99 (usually $79.99) and the Kindle Paperwhite 3 for $89.99 (usually $119.99) on Amazon.

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