Lazy blogging and link-sharing

January 5, 2007 at 1:02 pm 1 comment

Things have been busy since I got back from my brief vacation and I’ve hardly had a minute to write anything. So in the tradition of a huge variety of lazy-bloggers I’m going to skip writing a lengthy diatribe on rare books or technology and just point to a few links that I have found of interest already this year:

Jorge Luis Borges, a BBC Radio 4 special, discussing how Borges has influenced the world through his writings.

Photographs that changed the world, a blog posting of 13 images that altered history. Its worth looking through the comments on this blog for links to a few more interesting images that have a similar scale of impact.

The Times has published an article on how Oscar Wilde has been paid rare tribute to by the Vatican. Father Leonardo Sapienza, head of protocol at the Vatican, has published Provocations: Aphorisms for an Anti-conformist Christianity, which includes many of Wilde’s witty quotes.

Time to update your websites. The Register points out that companies in the UK that do not publish specific regulatory information on their websites will breach the Companies Act and risk a fine.

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  • 1. ***  |  April 24, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Strike Action by Spanish Bookdealers.

    Bookdealers from Spain are poised to withdraw their stock from AbeBooks for a week from 28th April to 4th May in protest against the 8% – 13.5 % commission that is to be levied on their postal expenses.

    Around 75% of Spain 200 odd dealers have promised to support the action and for 7 days their books will only be available on the Spanish search engine http://www.uniliber.com and on the European site http://www.marelibri.com

    (PLEASE DO NOT NAME ME AS I DO NOT WISH TO BE EXPELLED BY ABE BOOKS)

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