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The Saturday Round-Up

February 18, 2012

Links pertaining to topics discussed on the blog this past week.

E-books and the digital v. paper debate:

The Guardian on where books and the Internet merge.

Hugh McGuire’s original article on books and the Internet.

January 13 blog post that suggests that e-book sales could make up 50% of the retail book market by 2015.

Blog post on Kindles and book snobs.

Allthingsd interviews New Yorker editor David Remnick.


Foxconn employees receive their third pay raise since 2010.

Amazon wants Foxconn to make the Kindle Fire 2.

Why Amazon can’t make the Kindle in the U.S. (Part 1 of 9)

FLA CEO says that they are finding “tons of issues” at Foxconn plants.

A raise! We love Foxconn!

Facebook Timeline:

For those of you who hate Timeline, Lifehacker offers a solution.

Collectively, Americans spend more than 100,000 years on Facebook each month! (Confirming Axiom #3. We are truly addicted to Facebook; no one will leave because of Timeline).

This week, I asked “Does technology make us lazy?”

Here’s a statistic for you: 66% of Brits are afraid of being without their phone. (Interpret that how you will).

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