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The New Devil’s Dictionary goes online. Anyone game for A Devil’s Dictionary for E-Book Lovers?

By David Rothman
August 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

In 1906 Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce gave the world The Devil’s Dictionary—full of such satirical definitions as this: “YEAR, n. A period of three hundred and sixty five disappointments.” You can download a public domain copy from Project Gutenberg or read such modern updates as [...]

Might subscriptions be the best option for tech news?

By Chris Meadows
May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Not long after I posted my essay about how hard it is to make any money blogging, Bloomberg View has an article showing that even the major tech industry blogs face the same problem. Noting that Kara Swisher and Walter Mossberg’s Re/Code just sold itself to The Verge operator Vox Media after only [...]

Apple working on security flaw that allows passwords to be easily reset

By libertyc
March 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

Apple is working on a security vulnerability in its cloud services. The flaw could allow malicious users to reset Apple ID and passwords, according to The Verge. Apple is working on the problem and has taken down the iForgot website in the meantime. It didn’t take a lot to reset passwords – [...]

Breaking News: E-Books Rife with Typos … Film at Eleven

By libertyc
October 31, 2012 // 7 Comments

On The Verge, new e-book reader Laura June comes to the same realization as quite a few of her forebears (including me) over the last few years: in emphasized orange all-capital header-sized letters: “e-books are apparently lousy with typos.” She brings up the example of Umberto Eco’s [...]

What would a $99 Nexus mean for e-reading?

By libertyc
October 17, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Verge is carrying what it considers a mostly credible rumor that Google is preparing a low-end $99 Nexus tablet for release by the end of the year. Among the company’s rumored manufacturing partners is Quanta, known for putting together OLPC’s XO-1 and XO-1.5 budget notebooks. The Verge [...]

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