Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Years of Radio Shack catalogs, all scanned for our browsing enjoyment. I remember these well, especially the pages full of electronic games, TRS-80’s, and those cute little Pocket Computers.

Radio Shack Catalogs

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A photo essay by Bruce Davidson

1970’s New York, at it’s grittiest and most dangerous.

via RFF

More of Davidson’s work here. Some great street and urban photography.

The original Subway book is available used. It’s not cheap. Very not cheap:

Bruce Davidson: Subway

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What an incredibly stupid lawsuit:

Lawsuit Claim: Students’ Lecture Notes Infringe on Professor’s Copyright | Threat Level from Wired.com

The textbook company and the Professor are scared to death that eeeevil students are going to steal their precious knowledge. I assume they also require the students to sign an NDA before attending classes (that’s a joke, I think.)

Here’s a news flash for both of them: If your students can pass your class by buying someone else’s lecture notes online, then you are useless. And you deserve to be circumvented, because you’re really just wasting everyone’s time and money.

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Late night reading, Part I

The Beast in the Cave, by H. P. Lovecraft. Published in 1918, it’s one of his earliest short stories…

The horrible conclusion which had been gradually intruding itself upon my confused and reluctant mind was now an awful certainty. I was lost, completely, hopelessly lost in the vast and labyrinthine recess of the Mammoth Cave. Turn as I might, in no direction could my straining vision seize on any object capable of serving as a guidepost to set me on the outward path. That nevermore should I behold the blessed light of day, or scan the pleasant bills and dales of the beautiful world outside, my reason could no longer entertain the slightest unbelief. Hope had departed….

Read on

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A spiffy selection of free online books. The presentation is a lot more friendly than the usual plain-text Project Gutenberg versions.

Online Books, Poems, Short Stories – Read Print

(via Simon Willison’s Weblog)

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Make Blank Books, Sketch Books or Repair Paperback Books with a Simple Japanese Bookbinding Technique — a Tutorial

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Hmm. The excerpt on Amazon makes this sound interesting.

Amazon.com: Books: Are Your Lights On?: How to Figure Out What the Problem Really Is

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