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Posts Tagged ‘George Orwell’

Google Finally Launches Its eBook Site

This morning, Google finally launched its much-anticipated e-books platform Google eBooks. The site provides access to over three million books, and when you download the eBook program you get free access to three titles: Great Expectations, Alice in Wonderland and Pride and Prejudice. There are all kinds of other free things to look at as well. Bizarre things. Scanning for George Orwell‘s travel books, we came across something from 1894 entitled “Official documents, comprising the department and other reports made to the Governor, Senate and House of Representatives of Pennsylvania.” A stirring read, we assure you.

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FishbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst Talks Cronkite, McCourt & Kindle On The Menu

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Today on the media- bistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst to discuss today’s big media headlines.

The trio talked about two media personalities who died over the weekend: Walter Cronkite and author Frank McCourt. They discussed their work and their legacies, particularly Cronkite’s contribution to broadcast journalism and whether anyone has taken up his mantle. Amanda, Matt and Jason agreed that no current broadcaster has the same kind of authority that Cronkite brought to his work.

They also discussed the news that Amazon.com had deleted unauthorized copies of George Orwell books from Kindle e-readers over the weekend. The news exposes a weakness in the Kindle’s network, and brings up worrisome questions about what sort of information Amazon can access through the devices, including personal and private information about the users. Jason discussed some other devices that rival the Kindle, and promised to provide updates as they become available.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

George Orwell is Blogging and It’s Assumed Big Brother is Reading It

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From the NYTimes:

The observations were made by George Orwell, whose copious diaries are now being published every day in blog form, exactly 70 years after they were made. The scholars behind the project say they are trying to get more attention for Orwell online and to make him more relevant to a younger generation he would have wanted to speak to.

“I think he would have been a blogger,” said Jean Seaton, a professor at the University of Westminster in London who administers the Orwell writing prize and thought up the idea of the blog.

Orwell’s blog is here.

Okay, we have nothing pithy, snarky or flippant to say about it. It’s just really really cool.