Hurricane Sandy

E-reading still quite feasible without steady power supply, Paul Biba reports

By Chris Meadows
November 13, 2012 // 4 Comments

One of the most common complaints about e-books is that you can’t do as much with them when the power goes out. Well, our former editor Paul Biba has been caught without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and has found that, within limits, e-reading can work just fine without a steady [...]

Hurricane Sandy and the national digital library issue: With smartened-up journalists and voters, could we have stopped or slowed down global warming?

By David Rothman
November 13, 2012 // 2 Comments

Canned and dried foods, flashlights, radios, cellphones and good UPSes aren’t the only essentials that the wired might buy in an anticipation of the growing number of weather-related exigencies like Hurricane Sandy. I’ve also purchased a $99 battery-powered portable hotspot through which my [...]

Fight Hurricane Sandy with free disaster preparedness e-books

By Dan Eldridge
October 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

If you happen to live in any of the North American East Coast regions that are expected to be clobbered by Hurricane Sandy sometime later tonight, our thoughts are with you, and we hope you and your loved ones are duly prepared with all the necessary emergency supplies. If you’re lucky [...]

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