August 13, 2010


“From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away.”

— Raymond Chandler

Gelatin Silver Print, circa 1940s

[photo from the Rodger Kingston Collection]


August 13, 2010

First of all, you must remember that we are not a book-reading country—not anymore, anyway. There are just too many interests laying claims on our time, and reading requires some effort compared to turning on that television set. In a nation of more than 200 million, a book becomes a best-seller if it sells only 50,000 copies or so …

The Magic of Self-Help Books | SUCCESS Magazine | What Achievers Read

Closer To Midnight On The Doom Clock

August 13, 2010

John Williams: Times That Try Our Souls

The Fed will come in to salvage that situation, becoming the lender of last resort to the Treasury—literally monetizing the Treasury debt.

Published August 5th, what he stated right there began to happen this week.

None of this is going to end well.

Proofreaders Matter!

August 13, 2010

In the Case of the Billion-Dollar ERISA Typo, 7th Circuit Upholds Win for Verizon

A simple typo led to a lawsuit over 1.67 billion dollars.

What non-professional writers don’t understand is that publishers carry something called E&O insurance. E&O is errors and omissions. Because everyone understands human beings make mistakes.

But even so, if you are publishing yourself and you don’t have an editor, a copyeditor, and a proofreader, you’re a fool.

PS: I had to come back and correct an error here. See!?

I shouldn’t, but I found this to be both hugely clever and hugely funny too.

August 13, 2010

How I Made Money Spamming Twitter with Contextual Book Suggestions – Charles Hooper

August 13, 2010




Protect Your Education V.3 CMYK 18×24 (by Nick Bygon)

This is really something that has to be seen. The eInk particles close up look like rocks at the bottom of an aquarium. Stupid me for thinking they were somehow all Science-like uniform in structure, like, I guess, tiny spheres.

August 13, 2010

Kindle vs. iPad Displays: Up close and personal. | BIT-101