Seeing with more precision than a state

So i am finally finding the time to read James C. Scott’s Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed. At the end of chapter 2 he makes the observation that… …the modern state, through it’s officials, attempts with varying success to…

Publishers are stupid

So imagine this scenario: you are on an isolated tropical island that does not have a bookstore, you are out of books, but you happen to have an electronic reading device with you that is wirelessly connected to the internet and that is tied to you credit card account (which…

The end is VERY near...

This is by far the most repulsive patent application i have ever seen. Apparently amazon.com has filed for a patent for showing contextual ads in the margins (also called white space for a good reason!) of e-books……