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The Presidential $1 Coin Program

Information page at the US Mint website.

Stranger than Fiction

I saw the movie Stranger than Fiction this weekend and really enjoyed it. Ebert liked it and you may also.

Google Book Search

For links to two law review articles that discuss Google Books Search see: http://www.bibliofuture.org

Atlanta Nights

Atlanta Nights, Wikipedia created reading lists, and the Book Guys interview Mark Levine about POD publishing contracts. See: http://www.bibliofuture.org

Book Price Comparison Sites

From FortWayne.com
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:

Finally, Betsy Sundquist says she has found a book price-search site that she likes better than BookFinder (www.bookfinder.com), which I recommended: Fetch Book (www.fetchbook.info).

"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.

Iraqi Lawmakers Say U.S. Study Ignored Them

DVD Tablet

DVD Tablet

Liberty Dollars

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.

Interesting book on Leadership

Came across this book and I found it very interesting. Never Rule Without a Magician, a Sage And a Fool

Mac Spoof #2

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.

Mac Commercials

Spoof of current Mac commercials. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-L-0s-7-Z0

Commercial Update

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.

Reccomended Reading

Recommended Reading about libraries, books, and information.I am looking to add to this list. Book suggestions are welcome.

$150 Amazon.com pricing error

Story here

Libraries vs. Computers (circa 1996)

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.

German Coast Guard (Berlitz Ad)

Grand Theft Auto / Coke Commercial

If you have not seen it already the Grand Theft Auto Coke commercial is worth seeing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_eSCXv3qSs

Conflict Diamonds

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.

Thursday's Book

Atomic Narratives and American Youth: Coming of Age With the Atom, 1945 - 1955
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0786415665

Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature

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