Today’s Friday Links delayed by pupil dilation (mine) and accidental post deletion. I hope your Friday is going well.
David Pogue, NYT tech writer, thought it sucked that the book he wanted to read wasn’t available as an e-book. So he pirated an electronic copy and then mailed the publisher a check for $9.99. You probably shouldn’t try this if your business card doesn’t say “Tech Writer, New York Times.” It’s also good to be the New York Times’ tech writer when you lose your iPhone. The entire internet helps to track it down.
I’m digging this slideshow of Toronto’s Little Free Libraries. The Decatur Book Festival will be auctioning custom built and painted Little Free Libraries as part of its annual awesomeness.
Author Gore Vidal died this week. Al Gore and Vidal Sassoon are still alive, people of Twitter.
26 Best Gore Vidal Quotes. Why 26? Because 26 is contrarian.
Out of Print, known for their cool book cover t-shirts, have a KIckstarter underway that will make your iPad look like a classic novel.
Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, says Mitt got his book all wrong: “”That is so different from what my book actually says that I have to doubt whether Mr. Romney read it”