Links for 17th July 2006
By user12607856 on Jul 17, 2006
- World eBook Fair
This seems to be a well kept secret. In celebration of Project Gutenberg's 35th Birthday, the World eBook Fair are providing free access to the public from July 4th to August 4th to 330,000+ PDF eBook Titles in 100+ Languages. They are available for you to download for free (no membership required).
Nice to see Baen, one of the commercial publishers there and sponsoring it. If you'd like to try a sample of literate Science Fiction, I recommend The Mountains of Mourning by Lois McMaster Bujold.
Noticable to me by their absence was O'Reilly with some of their Safari offerings. I suspect they are worried that every geek out there is going to download their whole eBook collection if they did that.
There is a selection of free online computer books at www.techbooksforfree.com though. I'll be checking out the Subversion one soon.
- Ted Stevens speaking about the Internet.
As ridiculed by Jon Stewart on his show. Ted Stevens is head of the US Senate's Commerce Committee. Your tax dollars at work.
Thanks Justin (and YouTube).
- When graphics artists get bored
As seen on popurls.
- Burridge quoted on CRN
Something I wrote just before I went on vacation a couple of weeks ago. Nice to see they didn't quote me out of context.