Jun 13, 2015

Random Articles - RAW 150613


Welcome to the weekend. Here is a list of Random Articles from across the World Wide Web for you to read with your favourite beverage.  It looks like this weekend I'm going to be drinking a lot of orange juice, but will try to sneak in a long black, coffee as well.  The last article is about an awesome word, Tsundoku.  It's the word for buying books and letting them pile up unread... I think all bibliophiles are guilty of this.  Enjoy!  


  • Learn About The Modern Masters of Science Fiction With This Great Series
  • Wool Screenplay Gets Rewritten by Nicole Perlman
  • E-book market share down slightly in 2015
  • Deleting browser history could get you into trouble
  • “Tsundoku,” the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language




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Learn About The Modern Masters of Science Fiction With This Great Series


io9.com - In 2013, the University of Illinois Press launched a new series of scholarly books: The Modern Masters of Science Fiction, a series dedicated to studying the men and women who shaped modern science fiction literature. Read more...





Wool Screenplay Gets Rewritten by Nicole Perlman


goodereader.com - Hugh Howey’s self-published e-book WOOL is hunting around for a director and is being produced Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian.  In order to make the screenplay more appealing to a solid director, “Guardians of the Galaxy” scribe Nicole Perlman is going to rewrite the script. Read more...




E-book market share down slightly in 2015


thebookseller.com - E-book share of the UK book market has decreased marginally in 2015. According to findings from Nielsen Book Research, Steve Bohme, UK research director, said that e-book share was up from one in five to one in three between 2012-2014, but down marginally to 29% in the first quarter of 2015. Read more... 




Deleting browser history could get you into trouble


businesstoday - Did you know that you could be booked by law enforcement authorities for erasing your browser history? A law crafted by former US Congressmen Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) and Michael Oxley (R-OH) in early 2001, aimed at compelling corporations to comply with federal prosecutors during probes, has such a broad interpretation that anyone could be charged for deleting data at any point of time. Read more... 



“Tsundoku,” the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language


openculture.com - There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to fully translate. Yiddish has the word shlimazl, which basically means a perpetually unlucky person. German has the word Backpfeifengesicht, which roughly means a face that is badly in need of a fist. And then there’s the Japanese word tsundoku, Read more...



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