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‘literature’

Stuck (in my head) on a rainy day….

I'm reading at the moment, since there's not a lot of listening I can do. An ear infection I thought I'd whipped earlier returned in a pretty ferocious manner (it even set my ENT to clucking sympathetically and peering sympathetically), with the result being that my right ear is totally non-working (except for being a completely workable source of pain)...

More pre-novel-foisting about Neal Stephenson….

I know you all probably read slashdot religiously. I should, probably. However, I happened to cruise by the mention of an interview with the same Mr. Stephenson, whose Baroque Cycle I was ranting semi-worshipfully about...

Neal Stephenson (foisting books on a reading public, part ?+1)

it's with some surprise that I find myself reading the third novel in Neal Stephenson's "Baroque Cycle" The System of the World, and feeling that little tickle that tells me that this may all prove to have been worth it. Now don't get me wrong--I'm not going to tell you to start making your own way through several thousand pages without some serious qualifications...

Reasons to be radiophonically happy

My first introduction to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy wasn't those lovely books by Douglas Adams (who I miss very much)--it was the original BBC radio series (Note: you can get it as an MP3-cd collection).

Geek x retro x bard =

In the midst of all the shoe collections and other diverting ephemera that is the web, one occasionally finds something amazing. How about hi-rez scans of Shakespeare's plays in their original quarto, and the ability to compare versions without having to schlep to St Pancras to the British Library? Sorry to be such a geek about this stuff, but hey....