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How do you write about life when it's lived on computers?

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Fiction writers face a challenge in depicting the ubiquitous 21st-century experience of virtual existenceWe live more and more of our life through the screens of laptops and smartphones, but how do we represent this on the page? In his 2004 novel Eastern Standard Tribe, science fiction author Cory Doctorow explored...
How do you write about life when it's lived on computers?

Should traditional biography be buried alongside Shakespeare's breakfast?

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A major conference of writers and academics is to discuss how biography should evolve in the age of the internet and WikipediaLeading authors including Shelley and Coleridge's biographer Richard Holmes and Claire Tomalin, recent chronicler of the life of Charles Dickens, are set to gather this weekend to debate whether...
Should traditional biography be buried alongside Shakespeare's breakfast?

Smell The Love: How The Scent Of A Brand Creates Close Connections With Customers

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Your company shouldn't just have a look and feel. It should have a smell, too, argues ScentAir's Mark Signorin. Proust was a brand manager. The French novelist, whose famed madeleine brought back a flood of memories, making selective quoting of his work a favored pastime for neuroscientists (and one...
Smell The Love: How The Scent Of A Brand Creates Close Connections With Customers

Michael Lewis's THE BIG SHORT, visiting the econopocalypse through the lens of LIAR'S POKER

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Penguin books was kind enough to send me a copy of Michael "Liar's Poker" Lewis's The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine yesterday, and I've just finished it, having stuffed it up my eyeballs as fast as I could. Lewis is a gifted chronicler and debunker and demystifier of...
Michael Lewis's THE BIG SHORT, visiting the econopocalypse through the lens of LIAR'S POKER

Startup Awards: Vote for Seattle’s ‘Geek of the Year’

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Since kicking off the official voting yesterday, we’ve already collected hundreds of votes for the upcoming Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards. And we’re expecting even more ballots to flow in as we highlight the top minds and businesses in the Seattle startup community in the coming days, leading up to the...
Startup Awards: Vote for Seattle’s ‘Geek of the Year’

Apple, Internet and the constant new normal

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Of all the books I have read, there are two that stand out, not because they were the most well written or perhaps the most famous. They are two books that made me view the world with a fresh perspective. When I was reading The Number by Alex Berenson, it became pretty...
Apple, Internet and the constant new normal

The 'Wow!' Signal: One Man's Search for SETI's Most Tantalizing Trace of Alien Life

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For decades, Robert Gray has been trying to duplicate the most surprising and still-unexplained observation in the history of the search for extraterrestrial life. Late one night in the summer of 1977, a large radio telescope outside Delaware, Ohio intercepted a radio signal that seemed for a brief time...
The 'Wow!' Signal: One Man's Search for SETI's Most Tantalizing Trace of Alien Life

YouTube UK: 20 of Britain's most popular online video bloggers

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From the creators of the Tyler Lautner six-pack workout and sunny pop promos to a cheerful consumer of roadkill1 NINEBRASSMONKEYS BENJAMIN COOKStats 106,000 subscribers, 1.7m viewsWho is he? The 30-year-old Cook only posted his first YouTube video on his Ninebrassmonkeys channel in December last year, but his multi-part documentary series,...
YouTube UK: 20 of Britain's most popular online video bloggers
Booting Up: The Hero Coder and Twitter Villain Edition

Codecademy Hires Program or Be Programmed Author Douglas Rushkoff to Promote Code Literacy

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Program or Be Programmed author, CNN columnist and Frontline documentary director Douglas Rushkoff announced on his blog today that he’s taken a job with Codecademy, a company that offer free online programming courses entirely through a web-based interface. Rushkoff writes that he is joining the company as an evangelist much...
Codecademy Hires Program or Be Programmed Author Douglas Rushkoff to Promote Code Literacy

Wired Magazine's iPad Edition Goes Live

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The inaugural Wired Magazine iPad app is released, the start of what Editor in Chief Chris Anderson calls a "grand experiment" that finally makes the chronicler of the digital era available on something other than "the smooshed atoms of dead trees."...
Wired Magazine's iPad Edition Goes Live

Gift Guide: Graphic Novels Worth Buying In Print

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Sometimes it’s nice to share a good book, and if you know me then you know that most of the books I’m buying are comics and graphic novels. These are a few of my absolute favorites this year and I recommend picking up a solid, meaty hardcover and hanging onto it...
Gift Guide: Graphic Novels Worth Buying In Print

Watch Warby Parker's First TV Ad, Targeted Exclusively to Hipster Homes

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(Photo: Warby Parker) All that company-subsidized beer pong must be inspiring. Warby Parker*, the online glasses retailer, has decided to expand its marketing efforts to the small screen. Rather than just promote their $95 try-at-home model on the web or through cool kid pop-up stores and kiosks in Standard hotels,...
Watch Warby Parker's First TV Ad, Targeted Exclusively to Hipster Homes

The mythical $1.7bn of Rupert Murdoch's second divorce | Michael Wolff

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With news of Murdoch's split from Wendi Deng, the size of his settlement with Anna Mann has been grossly exaggeratedNumerous publications and news outlets around the world, including the New York Times, noted a glaring and puzzling fact the other day in its coverage of the latest Murdoch divorce. As...
The mythical $1.7bn of Rupert Murdoch's second divorce | Michael Wolff
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