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“A library of mostly unread books is far more inspiring than a library of books already read. There’s nothing more exciting than finishing a book, and walking over to your shelves to figure out what you’re going to read next.”

— Gabe Habash

Here’s an incomplete sampling of mine (and many of these have books behind them)…

This reminds me of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s concept of an antilibrary. It’s always nice to have some social validation for our tsundoku and issues with bibliomania.

👓 Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones l Brainpickings

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How to become an “antischolar” in a culture that treats knowledge as “an ornament that allows us to rise in the pecking order.”

👓 My Library of Unread Books | Rhoneisms

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“A library of mostly unread books is far more inspiring than a library of books already read. There’s nothing more exciting than finishing a book, and walking over to your shelves to figure out what you’re going to read next.” — Gabe Habash Here’s an incomplete sampling of mine (and many...

👓 CommentPress Core | GitHub

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CommentPress Core is a WordPress plugin for creating and debating social texts in social contexts. It replaces all previous plugins (standalone and multisite) and includes the default theme.

I’m totally going to play around with this plugin!

👓 ‘Extraordinary’ 500-year-old library catalogue reveals books lost to time | The Guardian

Read 'Extraordinary' 500-year-old library catalogue reveals books lost to time by Alison Flood (the Guardian)
The Libro de los Epítomes was a catalogue for Hernando Colón’s 16th-century collection, which he intended to be the biggest in the world

Looking forward to brainstorming about  books at the next session at IndieWebCamp New Haven in about 30 minutes.

 

I’ve been researching all evening on some IndieWeb ideas as they relate to education. I’ll continue early tomorrow with IndieWebCamp New Haven, where I’ll be thinking and tinkering more with DoOO, SPLOTs, books, OER, and related topics.

Remote attendance is still a possibility for those interested.

I’m planning on proposing an OER or other book related session at the upcoming IndieWebCamp New Haven next weekend. If you’re interested or want to propose other ideas for or , I hope you’ll join us either in-person or remotely.

Not sure what to expect at a camp? Here are some additional details for both in-person and remote attendance.

👓 ‘I can get any novel I want in 30 seconds’: can book piracy be stopped? | The Guardian

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As publishers struggle with ‘whack-a-mole’ websites, experts, authors and Guardian readers who illegally download books, assess the damage

🔖 The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff

Bookmarked The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff (PublicAffairs; 1 edition)

Shoshana Zuboff's interdisciplinary breadth and depth enable her to come to grips with the social, political, business, and technological meaning of the changes taking place in our time. We are at a critical juncture in the confrontation between the vast power of giant high-tech companies and government, the hidden economic logic of surveillance capitalism, and the propaganda of machine supremacy that threaten to shape and control human life. Will the brazen new methods of social engineering and behavior modification threaten individual autonomy and democratic rights and introduce extreme new forms of social inequality? Or will the promise of the digital age be one of individual empowerment and democratization?

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is neither a hand-wringing narrative of danger and decline nor a digital fairy tale. Rather, it offers a deeply reasoned and evocative examination of the contests over the next chapter of capitalism that will decide the meaning of information civilization in the twenty-first century. The stark issue at hand is whether we will be the masters of information and machines or its slaves.

book cover of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff

Can’t wait to get this…

On first blush, I’ll note that the cover looks a lot like that of Pikkety’s Captialism in the 21st Century. Certainly an interesting framing by the publisher.

👓 Marie Kondo v. Tsundoku: Competing Japanese Philosophies on Whether to Keep or Discard Unread Books | Open Culture

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By now we've all heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese home-organization guru whose book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up became an international bestseller in 2011.

Having minimized many of the things in my life, I’ll say that getting rid of books was something I just couldn’t bring myself to do either.

👓 The 10 Best Books I Read in 2018 | Newley.com

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Here’s the best of what I read in 2018. As in previous round-ups, some of these titles came out this year, while others were published in years past.

👓 Do Scholastic Book Fairs Live Up to the Nostalgia? | The Atlantic

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Years later, many adults still pine for the days their school libraries, auditoriums, and gyms transformed into pop-up bookstores.