- A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Barry, Joe, & Scott Turow – Scott Turow, President of the Big Publishers Club (aka the Authors Guild) just blogged about the Department of Justice lawsuit against legacy publishing’s agency pricing model. I talked about how unfair agency pricing was to Amazon and to authors two years ago. I think I was pretty prescient about the future of ebooks, and of publishing, even if my numbers weren't nearly as optimistic as they could have been.
So now President Turow has written a call to arms, warning writers of the dangers of Amazon and the DoJ.
- 腾讯微博今起实名注册 只针对新注册用户_互联网_科技时代_新浪网 – as of today tencent requiring real name registration for all new weibo users $sina
- China Has Biggest Trade Shortfall Since 1989 on Europe Turmoil – Bloomberg –
- Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson – review | Books | The Observer – Two US academics offer a compelling analysis of the world's financial malaise
- Zhang Bing, Lao Kang, and China’s Workplace Novels : The New Yorker – ABSTRACT: LETTER FROM CHINA about Chinese best-sellers. What do the Chinese read in their spare time? Novels about work. The seventh volume of “The Diary of Government Official Hou Weidong” was published in July, with an initial print run of two hundred thousand copies. Zhichang xiaoshuo, or workplace novels, have topped best-seller lists in recent years.
- INFOGRAPHIC: Lack Of Sleep Is Killing You – i have not had a good night of sleep in 10+ years. dry eyes wake me up every 2-3 hours. not good
- 湖南省委书记否认是裸官 未回应将调往重庆传闻_新闻_腾讯网 –
- Obama Is Right to Prosecute Leakers Who Are Not the Same as Whistle-Blowers – The Daily Beast – The Obama administration has taken harsh criticism for its record-setting prosecutions of individuals leaking classified information. But don’t equate that with hostility to whistle-blowers, says a former Justice Department offici
- Ex-DOJ spokesman defends leak probes – POLITICO.com – Writing in the Daily Beast Saturday, former DOJ Director of Public Affairs Matt Miller says critics are wrongly suggesting that all leakers are do-gooders trying to bring government malfeasance to light, when, in fact, more mundane personal or policy motives are often behind the leaks.
"The difference between a leaker and a whistle-blower is important," Miller writes. "Leaks of classified information can endanger American soldiers and intelligence officers and expose sensitive national-security programs to our enemies. Whistle-blowers expose violations of law, abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific threat to public health or safety."
- Awesome New Pics of China’s Stealth Fighter | Defense Tech –
- Post praising taiwan president Ma Yingjiu’s daughter Ma Weizhong for her work ethic and modesty popular on weibo-Twitter – inevitable comparisons to mainland children of officials