Daily Links and Deals: The Unruly Pleasures of the Mid-Manhattan Library

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, February 23, 2016:

Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies (Pew Research Center) – Interesting distinction between mobile devices and smartphones.

Here’s what the ‘i’ in iPhone means (Mashable) – I always thought it was for interactive…. 🙂

UCLA Library releases audio of rare Harper Lee radio interview (UCLA) –  A rare 1964 interview from the reclusive author of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Remix OS enters beta, adds support for 32-bit processors, OTA updates, dual-booting, more (9 to 5 Google) –  Another OS designed to support older computers.

The Unruly Pleasures of the Mid-Manhattan Library (The New Yorker) – Delightfully ambient piece on New York Library branches.

And two stories from the NYT that showcase the digital divide: Bridging a Digital Divide That Keeps Schoolchildren Behind and Fighting Homelessness, One Smartphone at a Time.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel (The Scarpetta Series Book 23) by Patricia Cornwell for $3.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Deadly Stakes (Ali Reynolds Series #8) by J. A. Jance for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Redemption Bay by RaeAnne Thayne for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Dear John by Nicholas Sparks for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran for $2.99.

(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.

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