Hey, 1997 - Macmillan called, they want the Net Book Agreement back — WaPo with a contrarian view of Macmillan's moves against Amazon.
As I start to write my latest book, I fear for the future of publishing —The Guardian with views on disintermediation. I submit that the role of publishers in the story telling cycle is not intermediation in the usual sense of distribution, as the publisher provides significant value add.
Kulula Air with a rather novel paint job — (Via x planes.)
Iowa Pride Network: House Republicans seek to bully gay students — Des Moines, IA – February 4 – House Representatives Jason Schultz, R-Schleswig and Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley, co-sponsored legislation introduced today which seeks to exclude LGBT students from the 2007 Iowa Safe Schools Law. Stay classy, conservative America, that's why we love you. And can anyone tell me the alleged logic behind this?
AP photo shows Palin cheated, read notes off her hand at Teabagger conference — I'm not sure why that's cheating, but it's very seventh grade. Which fits with the entire ethos of the Tea Party movement. More here. Note that Palin has mockd Obama for using a teleprompter. Using your hand is an improvement?
Saying 'Constitution' while meaning 'Lawlessness': Palin attacks Obama — "Constitutional" is one of those conservative code words that means whatever the speaker wants it to mean. Much like "original intent", which winks at the 9th amendment, disregards the 1st and worships the second. Intellectual consistency was never a conservative strong point, but Palin transcends the absurd.
?otD: Can you tell me why the bells are ringing? Nothing's happened in a million years.
Writing time yesterday: 0 minutes (infusion day)
Body movement: 40 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 10.5 (soundly)
This morning's weigh-in: 227.0
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 8/10
Currently reading: [between books]