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by Douglas Harrison
Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 212974

Re: Whatcha reading?

I'm also interested in DUNE. Where are with that, Duane. I picked it up for a reread recently and was sucked right back into the milieu. Utterly absorbing storytelling, even if the science does at times get a bit clunky. I have a Dune Bookcase Game from Avalon Hill. It's detailed and complex, and a...
by Douglas Harrison
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Doug Redux
Replies: 196
Views: 102963

Re: Doug Redux

"The Last Ride of the Hole-In-The-Well Gang" will be out in SUGAR & RICE #3 a couple of weeks. Saw the final layouts last week; they've paired it with some gorgeous photos of drought effects in West Texas. Looking forward to this one. Anyone interested in supporting a great small-pres...
by Douglas Harrison
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 206546

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Does anybody have the stats on how many books are illegally downloaded a year? My question would be would they buy them if they could not steal them? They would if they valued them; they just wouldn't end up with a library's worth. For that they could visit the library. (They'd have to pay for shoe...
by Douglas Harrison
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 171805

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Archetypal monsters wax and wane. Arroooooo!

(Sorry, Chuck, I'm beat too.)

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 171805

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

FrankChurch wrote:Nason, would you keep your politics out of your reviews? Especially if the film has a lefty tint, like Killing The Messenger. News media is ignoring it, obviously.

When a critic or a reviewer strives to be apolitical, she loses a colour from her palette.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: AKA Demonocrites
Replies: 127
Views: 78754

Re: AKA Demonocrites

Some of you may have noticed that, after a half-dozen shoulds, I have begun to post more often. I promise this is not an anomaly. Rather, it's a kind of return for me, a return to an activity that gives me a sense of agency and helps me to connect with other thoughtful people.

See you 'round.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 212974

Re: Whatcha reading?

I reread Heinlein's first published short story, "Life-Line," and was impressed anew at his ability to sharply distinguish characters through description. The story's conceit is clever, but the depiction of its inhabitants sets it apart.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 206546

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Hackers can get around all that. Hackers can do almost anything these days. Wikileaks is dangerous for a reason. You've missed my point entirely. I meant that the content is left open to the public on purpose. It is not secured, hence a visitor is not a shoplifter (read "hacker") in a vir...
by Douglas Harrison
Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 206546

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

I apologize: Frank was responding to a post that I deleted and reposted below his response. Mea culpa.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 206546

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Doug, I too think Menand misunderstands browsers, appearing to believe a link is joining content to content in the initially chosen space. In reality, of course, the user moves through cyberspace to a new location, where, it should be pointed out, access to the content can be restricted by means of ...
by Douglas Harrison
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 171805

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

I read the WSJ article, Robert. I think Mr. Maltin owes you lunch.

As someone who spent countless childhood hours reading the World Book Encyclopedia, I dug your appreciation of solid reference. Thank you.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 674090

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Steve Barber wrote:Doug
This is Franks thread. He can take it wherever he sees fit.

All right, Steve, duly noted. Still, I think it best to row my dinghy toward shore.

D.
by Douglas Harrison
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 206546

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Here is a good article that provides an overview of the ongoing copyright debate in our digital age: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/20/crooner-rights-spat The piece's author, Louis Menand, does not take a position on whether the laws should change, though I suspect he wouldn't be unhappy ...
by Douglas Harrison
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 674090

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

FrankChurch wrote:As long as you avoid the Homolka fan club you are fine.

I don't even know how to take this. When you think of Canada, that's the association that comes to mind? Oh, how droll.

D.

p.s. Yes, folks, I sense the thread drift. I'll leave it alone now.
by Douglas Harrison
Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 171805

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Excellent, Robert! I hope your two sales are the first of many. Nice to see you break through.

D.

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