Daily Links for the day, January 7, 2016:
The Triumph of Email (The Atlantic) – An interesting look at why we keep coming back to email.
Why libraries should loan WiFi hotspots, not just books (Teleread) – An argument that the internet is just as important as books to the mission of libraries.
Netflix won’t commit to leaving its content uncensored around the world (The Verge) – While I can see the dilemma, I am not a fan of censorship. It will be interesting to see what happens here….
It’s the birthday of a pronoun: heer, himer, hiser, born OTD in 1912 (The Web of Language) – Um… I don’t recall hearing these lately.
Amazon Expands Access To Prime Video To U.S. Military Members Overseas (Techcrunch) – Offering those serving overseas a taste of TV from home.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes a nice selection of American Best of 2015 anthologies (mainstream short stories science fiction, mysteries, non-fiction essays, etc.).
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Normans: From Raiders to Kings by Lars Brownworth for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Pryce Family (Books 1-3) by Nadia Lee for $2.99.
Kobo Daily find is Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for $4.99.
iTunes Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Augusten Burroughs’ Running with Scissors for $1.99.
(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.
Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)
Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.