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Morning Coffee – 26 September 2018

26 September, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning. Here's a score of words derived from Greek.  Northern Virginia has all the requirements to be the new home for Amazon's HQ2. The author [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 24 September 2018

24 September, 2018 // 2 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Algonquian-derived words like "caucus" show just how much Native American culture was absorbed by the colonists who were trying to wipe them out.  [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 21 September 2018

21 September, 2018 // 7 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Friday morning. Fewer Americans are reading novels.  Did you know US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo likes Oxford commas? Kris Rusch explains how to make sure your [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 19 September 2018

19 September, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning. These 15 rules for borrowing books are great, but I prefer rule zero: Never lend or borrow books.  The first rule of designing for the mobile [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 17 September 2018

17 September, 2018 // 10 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. As my late uncle Eddie (8-fingered Eddie, we called him) would have told you, boredom leads to creativity. (I don't know that the events described [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 14 September 2018

14 September, 2018 // 1 Comment

Here are a few stories to read this Friday morning. B&N opened a pop-up store in PA to replace the one damaged in a tornado. Here's a great post on how authors can hand-sell their book.  The EU [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 12 September 2018

12 September, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning. Amazon's search results are now as "pay to play" as Google's.  What do you think of cliffhangers? (I'll tell you my opinion tomorrow.)  Some [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 10 September 2018

10 September, 2018 // 3 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Having long since forgotten that copyright is a monopoly granted for the benefit of society, the EU is getting ready to use new copyright law to [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 5 September 2018

5 September, 2018 // 7 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning. Luddite rambling from 1980: Teachers must fight computers. The surprising revival of indie bookstores is a meme that is as stale as ebooks not [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 31 August 2018

31 August, 2018 // 4 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Friday morning. The Guardian is shocked to discover the boringly obvious fact that visual appeal drives book cover design.  As many know, Amazon has contradictory [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 29 August 2018

29 August, 2018 // 10 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning. I wish more developers would build websites with web browser Reader Mode in mind.  Robert Nagle decoded Simon & Schuster's method for [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 27 August 2018

27 August, 2018 // 1 Comment

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. Bookfinder has a new list of the most in-demand out of print books, but a lot of them (the Cryptonomicon, for example) aren't actually out of [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 24 August 2018

24 August, 2018 // 1 Comment

Here are a few stories to read this Friday morning. The Millions is making a mountain out of molehill-sized bookstore chains.  Someone took a spec file for a 3D-printed gun, and uploaded it to sell [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 22 August 2018

22 August, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning. How would you like to run a bookstore on a tropical island?  The Kindle Voyage has been discontinued. How to get out of writing drudgery before [Read More ...]

Morning Coffee – 20 August 2018

20 August, 2018 // 1 Comment

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. The next big ebook tech flop is here, and its name is blockchain.  The etymology of the word teledildonics (funnily enough, William Gibson didn't [Read More ...]
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