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jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Dec.28.2009
As I rewrite a novel, changing the time from 1977 to 2010, I've realized how technology has changed our basic plot.  Our lives are moved and shaped by what we do with electronic items. To prove this, let me take you to a scene.  It's 1977, summer, and three girls are at the movies.  After the movie...
alan-kaufman's picture
Dec.25.2009
From Evergreen Review #121 HI-TECH TALIBAN by Alan Kaufman (Evergreen Review No. 121, December2009)   Hi-Tech Taliban by Alan Kaufman It's no coincidence that the...
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Dec.10.2009
I am living in a kaleidoscope of winter.past present, all of it a televised fictionthe language of perception is changingthe landscape is shifting pixels   (more later, once I have a chance to process...)
james-buchanan's picture
Nov.30.2009
Hemingway did it on a typewriter. So did Welty, Vonnegut, and nearly all of my other longheld writing heros. They didn't have laptop computers with word processing programs that could do an unceasing combination of things. So I have always felt that by using a computer and accompanying software...
sam-barry's picture
Nov.16.2009
This weekend I was in Miami for the Miami Book Fair International, promoting my book How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons—a book that will change your life and a really great gift idea at only $9.99. They put me up in the Hyatt Regency, which, as it happens, was the setting for the...
anthony-difiore's picture
Nov.09.2009
(from The Publeconomist) Furniture-makers, beware. You’d think that with the buzz surrounding the new Barnes & Noble e-book reader, Nook, that I’d be able to go furniture shopping and get a pleasantly discounted bookshelf. Unfortunately, Ikea isn’t biting. I do believe in the future of e-books...
hal-niedzviecki's picture
Nov.08.2009
For more on my book The Peep Diaries: How We're Learning To Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors visit http://thepeepdiaries.com There’s so much Peep culture in the daily news, I can barely read it all, let alone blog about it. And yet I know I should be doing a way better job of getting...
kristina-riggle's picture
Oct.26.2009
A friend who writes thrillers for young adults commented recently via Twitter that it gets harder and harder to put characters in credible peril when cell phones are everywhere. And there are only so many times you can get away with, "Oh no, dead battery!" or "Oh no, I can't get a...
edmund-jenks's picture
Oct.24.2009
The Kiyora (which translates to clean and pure) might just be the showstopper when it is revealed to the press on October 21. Mazda has just released new photos and details of the Kiyora to a crowd of mixed reactions. The Japanese Anime styling seems to provoke love-hate emotions from the Mazda...
edmund-jenks's picture
Oct.01.2009
FlashScan3D along with its research partner, the University of Kentucky, received a grant from the Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop non-contact fingerprint. Image Credit: FlashScan3D 3D "Digit" Image Capture - A Better Fingerprint...