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Morning Coffee – 16 September 2019

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. While I'm glad that Slate is covering librarians' campaign against library ebook restrictions, I wish they hadn't used an insultingContinue reading

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Quillbot is the Freshman English Student’s Best Friend

 

I found another writer bot, but it's not nearly as good as the ones I wrote about last week (you can find those posts in the Writing category on thisContinue reading

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About the Lack of Morning Coffee Posts …

 

There has been a marked absence of morning coffee posts over the past few weeks (as well as a shortage of posts in general). I have been rather busy withContinue reading

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Kindle Unlimited Funding Pool Per-Page Rate Fell in August 2019 While the Funding Pool Grew

 

Amazon announced on Friday that the Kindle Unlimited funding pool increased by two hundred thousand dollars in August 2019, to $25.8 million, from $25.6 million in July. At the sameContinue reading

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eBook Resale Ruled Illegal in the EU (Actually, No, It Hasn’t)

 

For the past seven years it has been legal to resell software in Europe under what is known as the "UsedSoft" decision, a court ruling that was reaffirmed in aContinue reading

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Will You Buy the New Kobo Libra H2O? (I Would)

 

Kobo's newest ereader went up for pre-order today on the Kobo, Walmart, and Indigo websites, and will be shipping next week; will you buy one? The Libra H2O is theContinue reading

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Jeffsum is a Jeff Goldblum Lorem Ipsum Generator

 

Back before we had bots almost capable of writing non-gibberish, designers used filler text called lorem ipsum. And with the rise of the internet, developers have amused themselves by creatingContinue reading

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StoryAI Won’t Put Writers Out of Work, But It Will Save Them Time

 

Earlier today I published a post on a bot that could summarize any article you gave it. That bot did not do a good job, but it did remind meContinue reading

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“TLDR This!” Can Automatically Summarize an Article or Blog Post

 

Bots capable of scanning and summarizing a written work are still a relatively inaccessible field of AI research. At least, I don't know of any free user-friendly tool that canContinue reading

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At $169, the Kobo Libra H2O is a Seven-Inch Kindle Oasis Killer

 

When Kobo launched its first ereader in 2010, they tried a bold tactic to get attention. The original Kobo cost $149, a far cheaper price than either the Nook orContinue reading

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AP Wants Hyphens to (Literally) Go the Way of the Oxford Comma

 

The Oxford or serial comma is one of the more divisive parts of the English language (even more so than the singular they), and it looks like the hyphen willContinue reading

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