December 24th, 2008

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[links] Link salad for Christmas Eve

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?




12/24/08
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.