Digital may be the future, but print still looms large in the present fortunes of newspapers

Summary: “Print-only looks to remain a distinct and substantial market segment for some time to come.

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Digitally mined from: http://www.poynter.org

 

Free on the Internet Archive: 255 issues of Galaxy Magazines, 1950-1976

Summary: Science Fiction, for the futurist, is essential reading. It’s also helpful to go back and see what the great writers of the past predicted about our future. The Internet Archive has nearly the entire run of Galaxy for your perusal, with classic stories by Le Guin, Cherryh, Heinlein, Bradbury, Asimov, Bester, and other pioneers.

Read more at: https://goo.gl/35pr3F

Digitally mined from: www.boingboing.net

 

16 Favorite Books of 2016

Summary: “To look back on any period of reading with the intention of selecting one’s favorite books is a curious two-way time machine — one must scoop the memory of a past and filter it through the sieve of an indefinite future in an effort to discern which books have left a mark on one’s conscience deep enough to last a lifetime.”

Read more at: https://goo.gl/cWGAmR

Digitally mined from: www.brainpickings.org 

 

Speed Up Your Podcasts (& Audiobooks) For More Efficient Listening

Summary: “ The Wall Street Journal reported on “podcasts nuts” who make time for podcasts by speeding them up with apps like Overcast. Like, up to 5x speed. Sure, that saves time, but it also probably spikes your blood pressure and makes listening to podcasts super stressful. So what’s the best speed to listen to podcasts in without sacrificing your health or ruining the podcast?”

Read more at: https://goo.gl/gNheoe

Digitally mined from: www.lifehacker.com  

 

Project Gutenberg

Summary: Project Gutenberg offers over 54,000 free eBooks: Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, especially older works for which copyright has expired. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.”

Read more at: https://www.guttenberg.org