links for 2011-09-08

  • "Because Yelp Needs Cormac McCarthy"
  • "Michael S. Hart, the founder of Project Gutenberg, died in his home on September 6th. He was 64 years old."

    –We have much to thank him for.

  • In a recent sketch on his show, television host Conan O’Brien confessed: “TBS, my new bosses, they’re worried that authors won’t be entertaining enough to our young audience, most of whom have never seen a book.” In response, O’Brien created a new feature that will bring literature to a generation bored with books: Famous Authors on Ziplines.

    –Featuring Tom Wolfe, Joyce Carol Oates, and Maya Angelou.

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