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Paul Bradley Carr

  1. Please, Spare Me Any More Of This Obnoxious Techno-Entitlement

    An English juror has been sentenced to six months in prison for contempt of court after doing Internet research on a trial, and sharing that research with her fellow jurors. The trial was subsequently abandoned.

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  2. Interview With Fail Whale Creator, Yiying Lu: Part II

    Yesterday afternoon, I posted the first part of my interview with Yiying Lu creator of the Fail Whale. In that, Lu explained how the world's most famous error message came into being.

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  3. Fail Whale Creator, Yiying Lu: It Was Almost A Fail Elephant

    Thanks to Twitter's early(-ish) scaling problems, there are few more recognizable images of web 2.0 than the Fail Whale. But what's less well known is how the iconic graphic came in to being. Or indeed how close it came to being the Fail Elephant.

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  4. Apple Restricting Sales Of Ebooks? Uh, Yeah, That's What Apple Does.

    Following this morning's launch of iBooks Author, there's a growing rumble of anger over a term in the software's End User Licence Agreement (EULA) which restricts how resulting ebooks can be sold.

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  5. Get Thee To A Punnery

    This time last year, Khoi Vinh -- former design director of the New York Times -- wrote a heart-wrenching post entitled "The sad story of illustration of the web."

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  6. iBooks Author Is Not Going To Hurt Publishers. It Might Even Help Them

    I'm a heavy reader. Right now I have three print books on the go, and about half a dozen ebooks. I'm also an author of a dozen books, before which I knew the pain of being an unpublished author. I've also been a publisher, co-founding a publishing house that turned online talent into traditional books. Then I wrote a book about why I was a terrible publisher.

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  7. The Future: In Safe Hands

    So, the great Wikipedia blackout has begun. The front page of the English language edition of the encyclopedia now displays a notice explaining the chilling effects of SOPA.

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  8. Sundance Festival Launches 'Now Playing' To Reduce Distribution Lag

    The Sundance Film Festival kicks off on Thursday in Park City, Utah. If you're even remotely involved in the world of filmed entertainment, you'll be there. And if you're not then you'll wait patiently a few months for the cream of the festival's movie crop to appear on a screen near you. Such are the vagaries of film distribution.

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