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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-12-24 17:24
Subject: [links] Link salad for Christmas Eve
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Review - Jay Lake, Escapement Powell's | Amazon ] — Money shot: Initially the idea was so implausible I found it hard to engage. That, and the writer appeared to be making up lots of words to describe things, which is a death-knell for scifi and fantasy.

But then I realised it was Portuguese...

Salon on the publishing apocalypse

More on the impending collapse of Borders — (Thanks to danjite.)

Can Technorati Beat Google at Blog Search? — (Thanks to safewrite.)

Gene disease 'recreated in lab' — As lt260 asks, what would a lab full of Creationists, or IDiots, do to replicate these results according to their 'theories' about life? (Thanks to lt260.)

?otD: Why not?

Body movement: none
This morning's weigh-in: 219.8
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Andrew Trembley
User: bovil
Date: 2008-12-25 01:50 (UTC)
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Can Technorati Beat Google at Blog Search?

It might, if it wasn't a sucktacular suckfest that made value judgments on whether a blog is a blog or a forum or community. They only index blogs, and if you don't meet their definition of "blog" you're out. I originally had extended hugo_recommend to non-LJ users via technorati tags, but they stopped indexing it.
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User: yourbob
Date: 2008-12-25 01:53 (UTC)
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It would be nice if a Borders buyer (or reorganizer) could recognize that they should stop trying to clone each other. Differentiation! Because they all sell the same thing at the same price, except for the name on the door I can't tell B&N from Borders.

With that, it comes down to management, and B&N has obviously got better or luckier management at the moment.

AotD: No earthly reason.
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