Daily Archives: September 7, 2016

Paul Léautaud

Paul Léautaud According to Nancy Mitford in The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh (p. 251), Leautaud was an eccentric literary critic and diarist who said he loved cats and dogs more than people, lived on nothing but potatoes … Continue reading

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Arthur C. Clarke Imagines Virtual Reality In 1953

I’m finally reading Childhood’s End — gaining new respect for the writer of the mini-series in the process — and came across a surprising description of what can only be Virtual Reality.

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Robert Beltran Speaks Trek Hard Truths

Star Trek’s Robert Beltran: The Prime Directive is ‘fascist crap’ Excellent timing that this appeared today. I was just thinking about the implications of the Prime Directive last night (yes, I am serious). “The idea of leaving any species to … Continue reading

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Kobo Aura One: Public Library Lending, No Best Buy?

I don’t now how long it’s been online, but the user guide for the Kobo Aura One is available [direct PDF link]. The public library book lending bit is not as easy as the New York Public Library’s SimplyE app.

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