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19th-Century German Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer Presages the Economics and Ethics of the Web and Modern Publishing
19th-Century German Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer Presages the Economics and Ethics of the Web and Modern Publishing

A 19th-century critique of the moral failures of linkbait, cat slideshows, and needless pagination.

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The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Lovely Collaborative Illustrated Micro-Narratives Supporting Independent Media
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Lovely Collaborative Illustrated Micro-Narratives Supporting Independent Media

“The universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of stories.”

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E.B. White on the Future of Reading: Timeless Wisdom from 1951
E.B. White on the Future of Reading: Timeless Wisdom from 1951

“Reading is the work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy.”

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Fear and Loathing in Modern Media: Hunter S. Thompson on Journalism, Politics, and the Subjective
Fear and Loathing in Modern Media: Hunter S. Thompson on Journalism, Politics, and the Subjective

“There is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.”

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Letters to Ms.: How Mary Thom Built “Social Media” for Women’s Rights in the 1970s
Letters to Ms.: How Mary Thom Built “Social Media” for Women’s Rights in the 1970s

Celebrating the invisible art of making a movement visible.

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Hemingway on Not Writing for Free and How to Run a First-Rate Publication
Hemingway on Not Writing for Free and How to Run a First-Rate Publication

Find the best writers, pay them to write, and avoid typos at all costs.

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Cicero’s Web: How Social Media Was Born in Ancient Rome
Cicero’s Web: How Social Media Was Born in Ancient Rome

How the dynamics of papyrus scrolls explain Facebook.

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The Freedom of the Press: George Orwell on the Media’s Toxic Self-Censorship
The Freedom of the Press: George Orwell on the Media’s Toxic Self-Censorship

“The enemy is the gramophone mind, whether or not one agrees with the record that is being played at the moment.”

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If the Web Preceded Print: The New Golden Age of Book Design and Creativity on Paper
If the Web Preceded Print: The New Golden Age of Book Design and Creativity on Paper

“This is an important and wonderful time to be a writer, a storyteller, a designer, a reader.”

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How To Make Great Radio: An Illustrated Guide Starring Ira Glass
How To Make Great Radio: An Illustrated Guide Starring Ira Glass

“When correctly harnessed, radio can be as emotional, as funny and as satisfying as the best motion pictures or television shows.”

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