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New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009

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The Craft of Research

The Craft of Research, Third Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

Book description: With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices.

Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?”

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The Billionaire Who Wasn't

Fire Aside, Other Kindles Also Shine

NYT article by David Pogue: Fire Aside, Other Kindles Also Shine

Anyone here own a Kindle Touch? What do you think about it?

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Roger McNamee: Six ways to save the internet

The next big shift is now, and it’s not what you think: Facebook is the new Windows; Google must be sacrificed. At TEDxSantaCruz, tech investor Roger McNamee presents 6 bold ways to prepare for the next internet.
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Survey Says Library Users Are Your Best Customers

Survey Says Library Users Are Your Best Customers
Groundbreaking new study shows value of libraries to the book—and the e-book—business

Story at Publisher's Weekly

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Redbox rental prices to rise

The new rental rate will be $1.20 per day, instead of the current $1 daily rate. Redbox prices will remained unchanged for Blu-ray discs at $1.50 per day and video games at $2 per day.

See article in USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2011-10-27/redbox-dvd-rental-prices/50970590/1

Announcement at Redbox website:
http://www.redbox.com/pricechange

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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage took Annie Leibovitz to places that she could explore with no agenda. She wasn’t on assignment. She chose the subjects simply because they meant something to her. The first place was Emily Dickinson’s house in Amherst, Massachusetts, which Leibovitz visited with a small digital camera. A few months later, she went with her three young children to Niagara Falls. “That’s when I started making lists,” she says. She added the houses of Virginia Woolf and Charles Darwin in the English countryside and Sigmund Freud’s final home, in London, but most of the places on the lists were American. The work became more ambitious as Leibovitz discovered that she wanted to photograph objects as well as rooms and landscapes. She began to use more sophisticated cameras and a tripod and to travel with an assistant, but the project remained personal.
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A Carpenter's Life

A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses

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New Book Details Steve Jobs’s Fight Against Cancer

A biography says the Apple co-founder’s decision to put off surgery infuriated his family, friends and physicians. Article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/technology/book-offers-new-details-of-jobs-cancer-fight.html?_r=1&hp
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Amazon lockers

Story about Amazon lockers in NYC. These lockers allow for packages to be delivered to a locker. Buyer is given a code to open the locker. I assume these are for people that do not have a good drop off location at their apartment.

See article at engadget:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/17/amazon-lockers-come-to-nyc-no-more-getting-caught-by-ups-...

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Kindle Touch

One thing the video shows is Kindle x-ray that is a feature people may not be aware of even if they are generally very knowledgeable about ebook readers.
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Netflix Abandons Plan to Rent DVDs on Qwikster

The company said it had decided to keep its DVD-by-mail and online streaming services together under one name.

Story in the NYT blog - Media Decoder

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Michael Lewis on Daily Show

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Lucid Food

Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life is the first library ebook that I checked out on my Kindle. The checkout process was smooth.

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Innovation Starvation

Essay by Neal Stephenson at WorldPolicy.org

Stephenson is the author of Cryptonomicon and Snow Crash and Reamde: A Novel

Innovation Starvation

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‘Reamde’ by Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson’s novel involves a multiplayer online game, a computer virus, Russian thugs and a Welsh terrorist.

Review in the NYT Sunday Book Review

Click here for excerpt from book.

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