Category Archives: Google/Blogs/Tech NEWS

Responding to E-mails

Here is a thoughtful analysis by Sarah Green on the responsiveness trap of e-mails. This is the e-mail equivalent of “Amusing Ourselves to Death.” Sarah concludes that there is no neutrality on this issue: We have confused responding with reacting. Responding involves … Continue reading

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Copyright Laws and Illegal Downloading

I would like to pursue this topic more thoroughly, but here is a perspectivea on how to view illegal downloading in this age. There is also an article by Christian Ethicist, John Frame discussing the nature of the copyright laws and … Continue reading

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Download E-Books for $2.99 or less from Amazon’s Sunshine Deal

I have downloaded six. Go ahead and enjoy this great deal until the 15th of June.

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Amazon Selling More Kindle Books than Print

This is what the Atlantic reports. The central reason for it is best summarized in this paragraph: And like many Kindle owners, I’ve found that I buy more books than I used to.  The impulse purchases are now completely irresistible: I … Continue reading

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Free e-Books

Approximately half the books I read are free on-line books. Here is a list of ten websites that offer free legal eBook downloads. Project Gutenberg Free-eBooks.net Fictionwise.com Scribd.com Feedbooks.com Literature.org Open Library Bartleby.com Authorama Universal Digital Library at Carnegie Mellon … Continue reading

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Would you pay for on-line news?

eBook Newser reports: A recent survey conducted by Adweek/Harris Poll found that 4 out of 5 Americans would refuse to pay for online news. of those who’d pay, most (14%) would only pay less than $10 a month and only … Continue reading

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Can the Kindle be Corrupted?

From eBook Newser: Earlier this week a ZDNET blogger discovered links to what seemed like spam sites within an eBook that he had purchased in the Kindle store. This made us wonder if an eReader could get corrupted if you downloaded an … Continue reading

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YouTube Now Renting New Movies

This news just in from EBookNewser: News is breaking today that Youtube will soon be launching a new movie rental service with late releases from major studios including WB, Sony and Universal.  A number of names  have been rumored to … Continue reading

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Library E-Books Coming to Kindle

From eBook Newser: Amazon has bowed to the inevitable. Today it announced that you would soon be able to borrow eBooks from your local library and read them on your Kindle. The service is going to launch later this year … Continue reading

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Internet Culture?

David Brooks’ op-ed on the New York Times is very insightful. He makes the case that the internet culture produces better conversationalists, whereas the literary culture produces better students. Nicholas Carr’s book which challenges the internet culture for producing a short attention … Continue reading

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A Brave New World

TableTalk’s April edition features several articles on media, technology, etc. and its affect on our society. Burk Parsons offers a few helpful thoughts in his initial article. He observes how much families have changed. Even their conversations have changed. It … Continue reading

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Buzz OFF!

Well, I am thrilled with Google Buzz! I love keeping in touch with people from all sorts of backgrounds; further, it provides me an opportunity to share thoughts and quotes. However, some of the isolationists out there don’t seem to be … Continue reading

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