The Friday File, 9/24/2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

The weather can't seem to make up its mind, so why don't you dilly-dally this afternoon too by spending some time on the web? Here are some choice links to get you through the day:

  • The internet makes it easy to find out which snake is the second-largest in the world. Ben Greenman thinks this takes some of the fun out it.
  • Paul Davis says purposely crippling e-books to prevent copying and sharing is counterproductive. He also name checks me, so you know he's right.
  • Reading Under the Volcano is an interactive marathon reading of the classic modernist novel by Malcolm Lowry, taking place on November 6 from noon to midnight at High Concept Laboratories in Chicago. For more info check out their blog.
  • Apparently, John Milton has a filthy side.
  • Today is National Punctuation Day, your chance to explain to folks that the interrobang isn't some sick Dick Cheney fantasy.
  • The Texas Board of Education refuses to be outdone by some book burning, small time, Florida pastor. Bigotry, ignorance, and cultural insensitivity is their turf. Could e-textbooks loosen their stranglehold on the textbook industry?

Have a good weekend.