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THIS one is a real treat. Popped up when I was trying to orientate myself earlier: Where am I?
I’ve been watching daytime television for almost a month now. 162 more words
”Last week, Apple’s iBooks Store and iTunes Movies were shut down in China, just six months after they were started there,” Paul Mozur and Jane Perlez report for The New York Times. 622 more words
”China has shut down Apple Inc.’s online book and movie services in the country, suggesting an intensifying campaign to bring Web content in line with Beijing’s stringent guidelines for traditional media,” Eva Dou reports for Dow Jones Business News. 348 more words
Big Brother’s still watching
When République’s Kickstarter launched back in 2012, I was instantly intrigued. Admittedly, a premise touting a dystopian future and corrupt government that you have to fight back against through stealth and sabotage is an easy way to perk my ears up. 1,582 more words
Freedom through control appeals to the wrong sort of “1984” fans. The book’s not a comedy. I’d ask those who skimmed it in high school to peruse it more carefully now, but trying to get people to read chapters is hopeless in the age where Facebook posts that spill onto a third line go unread. 808 more words