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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-03-20 00:28
Subject: [links] Link salad flies off to ICFA
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In which I am one-fifth of a Hugo nominee: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Why Publishing Should Send Fruit-Baskets to Google — I.G. Frederick points out that Cory Doctorow has the opposite reaction to mine. [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] Wouldn't be the first time I was wrong!

csinman talks about kenscholes — With bonus cartoon action. Heh.

Zeppelins r Us — Choose "Led Zeppelin" and "Massive" and "On." Trust tetar in this, as I did.

APOD is even cooler than usual

The propagation of false news in wartime.

?otD: Where do Hugo?

Body movement: n/a (travel day)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (travel day)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Watchmen by Alan Moore etc.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: csinman
Date: 2009-03-20 09:28 (UTC)
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I'm mostly with Doctorow. I want Google to scan whatever books I publish and index the contents. The idea fills me with Open Source glee almost too great to be contained by my tiny 130-pound body, but the way it's being implemented still leaves me with reservations. I guess we'll see...

(And also, on Netdisaster, you should totally pick "Dinosaurs." Haha!)
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Blue Tyson: axiomatic
User: bluetyson
Date: 2009-03-20 09:28 (UTC)
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Speaking as a betting man, my money would be on Cory.
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User: lauriemann
Date: 2009-03-20 12:24 (UTC)
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I have mixed feelings. I can see your (Jay's) point of view, but as I was reading it I thought, "I bet Cory will feel quite differently..." I might feel differently if I'd sold more fiction than two shorts to semi-prozines and made a grand total of $68.

Congrats on your 1/5th of a Hugo nomination!

Where do Hugo? Sunday night (August 9) at Anticipation, or is this some other Hugo question?
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David D. Levine
User: davidlevine
Date: 2009-03-20 14:09 (UTC)
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I've been generally in favor of Google on the Book Search question, but Cory has articulated some good reasons why. (I also thought you raised some very good points in your post, so maybe I'm just a wuss.)

I usually roll my eyes at Cory's arguments, but I do agree that authors' biggest risk in the new millennium is not piracy but invisibility. I think that anything that puts my work in front of more people is a good thing and will (as the Baen Free Library experiment has shown) result in increased sales rather than lost revenue.

Edited at 2009-03-20 02:10 pm (UTC)
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2009-03-20 17:22 (UTC)
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the Doctorow opinion was good, but what about the part where Google is going to claim copyright? Where authors have to opt out or lose their rights?
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User: fledgist
Date: 2009-03-21 00:35 (UTC)
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Hugo von Weh, Igo de Odde.
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User: fledgist
Date: 2009-03-23 21:01 (UTC)
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Also win!
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