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Summer of 100 Photos, Day 23: Your favorite book

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This one was difficult only because I really have several favorites (broken down generically). The Hitchhiker’s Guide “trilogy”, The Alchemist, The Hacker Ethic, and The Sword In The Stone all vie for the top spot, but I have to tip my hat to Goldman’s story-within-a-story that combines all the tropes of high adventure and romance found in Sword and Alchemist with the snark and wry sensibilities that I relish in H2G2.

Frog and Toad and the Self

I did enjoy the Frog and Toad books, almost as much as I enjoyed the Claymation interpretations narrated by James Earl Jones.

Arnold Lobel’s beloved books taught children to understand and appreciate their individuality.

Source: Frog and Toad and the Self

Armada Novel Gets High-Score Contest, Totally 80s Video

Seriously, drop what you’re doing and go play this.

Ernie Cline’s having a high-score contest for ‘Phaëton,’ the fictional game from his novel Armada, and announcing it with this totally radical “commercial.”

Source: Armada Novel Gets High-Score Contest, Totally 80s Video

What cyberpunk was and what it will be

Cyberpunk isn’t dead, as the naysayers may claim. As some of its predictions come true, it just has to evolve with the passage of history.

We often forget when predicting the future that it will inevitably continue to change. Whatever we dream up, however utopian or dystopian, will be subject to resistances and reimaginings.

Source: What cyberpunk was and what it will be – Versions

How Barnes & Noble stole the first e-book I ever bought

Another reminder, y’all, that the digital media you “purchase” is never actually purchased.

Sit right back and I’ll tell a tale—a tale of a fateful e-book.

Source: How Barnes & Noble stole the first e-book I ever bought – TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond

The Fascinating Evolution of the Surfboard

Excerpts from Jim Heimann’s Surfing, a new book from Taschen that chronicles “the sport of kings” in vivid detail.

Source: The Fascinating Evolution of the Surfboard | WIRED