Posted on April 27, 2012 by Robert Balliot ,MLIS
Actually, it is a free Gutenberg the Geek –
Update: Gutenberg the Geek is no longer available for free – it is back up to 99 cents.
Stop the presses! BuzzMachine.com blogger Jeff Jarvis – author of What Would Google Do? – is offering his Kindle Single – Gutenberg the Geek today (4/27/12) for free through Amazon.
It was well worth the 99 cents I spent for it and gives a nice synopsis and comparison between Gutenberg as an entrepreneur and our high-tech entrepreneurs of today.
Free Gutenberg! : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007EI62I0
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Posted on November 21, 2010 by Robert Balliot ,MLIS
Excellent position paper on the culture of the book:
Jeff Jarvis (author of What Would Google Do?) discusses this and more in the Huffington Post article today : Who says our way is the right way?
Ptolemy III had a standing order that visitors coming to Alexandria would surrender written works so that copies could be made for the Library. With subsequent fires, permanence was not granted to those collections. But, potential readership at least doubled.
Google has a standing order to accumulate books from wherever they might obtain them so copies can be made for that digital library. It is unclear what would lead to impermanence of those collections. Potential readership is unlimited.
- Kings and Dominant Corporations.
- Mobile Ships as vessels of information and Libraries with Interlibrary Loan.
- Sanskrit and Hexidecimal.
- Ideas and Ideas.
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