What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Linkee-poo is still studying

Over at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, they have an article about a plagiarist being flushed out. I point to the content not so much for the full story, but the opening about Amazon and their epublishing enabling more and more plagiarism to occur. I'm not sure I'd buy their indemnification about how their only responsibility is to take down offending material. Not when much of their sales point is "let us sell your stuff." IMHO, at some point they're going to have to own the process, or the market will self-implode under the bad publicity and junk being peddled. (Grokked from Camille Alexa)

James Alan Gardner on word choice and word space. A lot of advanced writing stuff in there. Maybe not in the information, but in practice of how it's applied. the only thing I would add is that people carry their own vocabulary with them. It colors their thoughts and speech. And while it's fairly easy to keep dialog within character, it's devilishly hard to keep the narration voice in character.

A NYTimes editorial on the specious religious freedom argument regarding birth control insurance requirements. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

How to remove your YouTube viewing and search history before Google becomes SkyNet combines all your demographic information and all your base belong to them we find out just how far their transgress their motto, "Do no evil." (Grokked from Paolo Bacigalupi)

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