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Netscape IPO and Jerry Garcia’s death: Did the ‘Internet Age’ begin 20 years ago today?

By David Rothman
August 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

Did the “Internet Age” really start 20 years ago today on August 9, 1995? Literary Kicks’s Levi Asher makes just that claim. His reasoning? This is the 20th anniversary of the Netscape IPO, as well as the death of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. News about Garcia’s passing went viral [...]

Authors Guild President deplores free blogging—but where is the paid blogging?

By Chris Meadows
May 27, 2015 // 2 Comments

Last week, The Bookseller carried an interview with Authors Guild President Roxana Robinson warning that writers should not contribute free work to popular websites in order to gain “exposure.” Robinson holds that that by doing so they are devaluing the efforts of those who write for pay, and [...]

Michael Arrington, Paul Carr leave TechCrunch for new ventures

By libertyc
September 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

I have had a little fun over the last month, perhaps about the same kind that comes from watching a train wreck, in watching the fracas surrounding TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington’s decision to start a venture capital fund, and his subsequent ouster from the tech blog he founded. There was [...]

Microfiction writing site Ficly.com: 22,000 ficlets in and still going

By libertyc
December 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

(Welcome, BoingBoing readers! Thank you for coming.) Our main mission here at TeleRead is cover the ways that electronic media have changed reading. But occasionally we also talk about how it changes writing, because after all, writing is just the flip side of reading. And there are a number of [...]

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