The first is for fun:
Rachel Bloom is a comedian and writer and *really* loves Ray Bradbury. Her love has manifested in this amazing video she recently wrote/produced/sang. She gets a discount with me forever. [N.B. NSFW]
The second is a great bit of writing/response by Stephen Gertz. Mike Shatzkin, an “e-publishing consultant”, recently posted an article titled, “The Printed Book’s Path to Oblivion“. It is another in a series of e-pub hype posts trumpeting the death of the printed book and the glory of ebooks (and a more self-serving one than most, given the author’s professed specialty). It is a shining example of someone who “gets” one element of a complex system (e-books), yet has no real concept of other elements of the system (e.g. the experiential difference of a book in hand). SG spends the time to eloquently deconstruct Shatzkin’s post…it should be required reading. Enjoy.