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The Unforgettable Presence of Carolyn Goodman, by Russell Fuller

The Unforgettable Presence of Carolyn Goodman, by Russell Fuller

I was privileged to meet Carolyn Goodman in the early ‘70s when she came to visit her son David, one of our gaggle of 20-somethings who thought we could create a mostly self-sustaining community in the northern California mountains just beyond the long shadow of the proverbial […]

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Amazon settles epublishing antitrust case, by Dwight Silverman

Amazon settles epublishing antitrust case, by Dwight Silverman

Writing in the Houston Chronicle Tech Blog, Dwight Silverman’s post of March 25, 2014, should be of interest to all WARP Place members and contributors, as well as everyone who buys ebooks from Amazon: Amazon pays customers in e-book antitrust case, March 25, 2014, by Dwight Silverman […]

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Raymond Carver, The Art of Fiction, Paris Review 1983

Raymond Carver, The Art of Fiction, Paris Review 1983

Raymond Carver (1938­–1988) was an major American short story writer and poet of the late 20th century and a major force in the revitalization of the American short story in literature in the 1980s. Article: Raymond Carver interviewed by Mona Simpson, Lewis Buzbee, “The Art of Fiction No. 76,” Paris Review […]

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The Choices We Make, by Deja

The Choices We Make, by Deja

In recent years there have been louder and wider warnings about energy conservation, urging everyone to minimize consumption of resources by reducing the need for excessive energy use. Still, we consume. Still, we demand. We shop mindlessly, rampantly, grabbing sales items because they’re on sale, or seasonal items […]

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CNET Laptop Buying Guide (in time for the holidays)

CNET Laptop Buying Guide (in time for the holidays)

The most important things to know when shopping for a new laptop, hybrid, or Windows tablet. by Dan Ackerman,    October 4, 2012,   Updated: July 9, 2013 10:00 AM PDT  While our laptop and mobile PC buying guide will give you the tools to go out and research, shop […]

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How Amazon and Goodreads could lose their best readers, by Laura Miller in Salon

When Amazon bought Goodreads it got a community of passionate readers, not all of whom want to follow the new rules With 20 million members (a number some have noted is close to the population of Australia) and a reputation as a place where readers meet to […]

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Goodreads: Where readers and authors battle it out in an online “Lord of the Flies”

Goodreads: Where readers and authors battle it out in an online “Lord of the Flies”

Read Full Article at SALON.com Goodreads’ utopian dream just collided with the reality of social media and gatekeeper-free self-publishing A couple of weeks ago, Goodreads — a massive social networking and cataloging site for books, readers and authors — announced a change in its moderation policy. From now on, […]

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CNET’s in-depth look at digital cameras

CNET's in-depth look at digital cameras

Buying a digital camera can be a challenge — with such a wide range of sizes, features, and prices, you have to be clear about your exact needs or you could end up disappointed with your purchase. And if you think you can get along just using […]

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Hyperloop

Hyperloop

First, we need the desire. Creativity inspires desire. Desire creates ideas. Today, our modern world is requiring a handy means of getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles, on the ground, in an hour. I submit, looking down on the West Coast from 30,000 feet, it looks […]

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I Just Talked Myself into Joining Greenpeace While Writing This Blog Entry

I Just Talked Myself into Joining Greenpeace While Writing This Blog Entry

I used to live on a small lake (or, arguably, a large pond) that was choking in lily pads.  It seems that one of the neighbors, back in the 40’s, had decided to beautify her back yard by planting some lily pads in the lake.  The lily […]

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