1953 Corvette, e-book style

iconic_carsClassic car lovers rejoice! RosettaBooks and Hearst have released e-book retrospective editions for iconic cars compiled from over 50 years worth of Car and Driver and Road & Track magazines. Featuring photographs, reviews, period advertisements and more, these sound absolutely amazing. Due to the nature of the content, these editions are optimized for a large screen device.

The  e-books are priced at $7.99 each and can be bought in Kindle, Nook, iBooks and Kobo formats. Separate titles available are for  the Corvette, the Porsche, the BMW M Series, the Chevrolet Camaro, and the Ford Mustang.  And, if you want them all, you can get the Iconic Cars (5-Book Bundle). If classic cars are your thing, these would be a great addition to a library.

And now, I have that Prince song stuck in my head!

An Online Historical Images Bonanza

14782842204_eaee417787_mThere have been an amazing number of historical images released for public viewing online. Here are just a few of the ones I have discovered recently:

The New York Public Library has released over a hundred and fifty years worth of restaurant menus that date from 1851 to 2008.

Yale University has launched an archive of over 170,000 images documenting the Great Depression. There is a informative article on the photos with links at Open Culture.

At Monoskop, a site for the study of arts, media and the humanities, there is a collection of avant-garde and modernist magazines from 1890 to 1939 available online.

Want to see what the Google Books project would look like if it scanned images? At Flickr, there is an archive of over  2 million images, all in the public domain,  The photos, from books, magazines and newspapers, span a 500 year period and were originally scanned as part of the Internet Archive project. Eventually, the archive will encompass over 14 million images.

 Image from the Internet Archive: Image from page 327 of “Handbook of the trees of the northern states and Canada east of the Rocky mountains. Photo-descriptive” (1907)



Daily Links: Heirs get digital access to accounts

From Ars Technica, Heirs get digital access in Delaware 

Tom Hanks’ typewriter app a hit, from Techcrunch.

From Lifehacker, Paranoid Paul monitors terms of service and alerts you to changes

Apple promote free magazines for UK Bank holidays, from Talking New Media

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.