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Book of the Day -- Wednesday
Read an article in the New York Times from 1981 that was about Carl Sagan's first novel "Contact". In the article there is this line, "The movie rights to "Contact," scheduled for publication in the fall of next year, have been purchased by Polygram Pictures. Mr. Meredith said the movie was tentatively budgeted at $40 million and was scheduled for release at Christmas 1983."
The movie did come out, but not in 1983. The movie came out in 1997.
Information page at the US Mint website.
I saw the movie Stranger than Fiction this weekend and really enjoyed it. Ebert liked it and you may also.
For links to two law review articles that discuss Google Books Search see: http://www.bibliofuture.org
Atlanta Nights, Wikipedia created reading lists, and the Book Guys interview Mark Levine about POD publishing contracts. See: http://www.bibliofuture.org
Web Search: In reply to your e-mail
The article contains comments from several different people about different web services. Near the end of the article is this entry:
"It seems more user-friendly to me," she says, "and I think it searches more sites."
I do a lot of book buying and Fetchbook is also my preferred book comparison site.
I saw a press release at the U.S. Mint website that I found interesting. Liberty Dollars Not Legal Tender, United States Mint Warns Consumers
The website for the Liberty Dollar is here.
Came across this book and I found it very interesting. Never Rule Without a Magician, a Sage And a Fool
Have you seen the Mac commercials on TV that have one person being a PC and the other a Mac? The PC is dressed very business like and the Mac is dressed hip. There is a series of great spoofs on these ads.
You can see them here.
Spoof of current Mac commercials. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-L-0s-7-Z0
I posted a Packard Bell commercial to YouTube. The commercial caused some controversy in the library world some years back. The commercial was mentioned on LISNEWS and got about 500 hits in a couple of days. The views climbed little by little over three weeks up around 580. Then overnight the views jumped to over 3,000. Someone must be passing the link around. In case you did not see the commercial before here is the link.
Update:It is roughly 15 hours since I posted this entry. The hits have now climbed to over 8,000 views.
Recommended Reading about libraries, books, and information.I am looking to add to this list. Book suggestions are welcome.
In 1996 Packard Bell ran a commercial that showed libraries as dark dreary places and suggested you access information from home on a Packard Bell computer. Librarians reacted strongly to the commercial and Packard Bell reworked the ad and removed the library scenes. You can see the commercial here with the library scenes. Commentary on the commercial can be found here.
If you have not seen it already the Grand Theft Auto Coke commercial is worth seeing.
I saw the movie "Lord of War" this weekend. Conflict diamonds play a role in the story line. Here is an interesting flash animation from Amnesty International. I like how the music from the popular diamond ads is used.