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Nov 5, 2010
Jesse

Linkaroni

This has been a particularly good week of Internet. I’ve had something exciting to read every day this week, and I’d like to share some of my leftovers.

But, of course, I wouldn’t just throw a bunch of ABC links at you. Instead, I’ve thrown them all together into this lovely link casserole. It’s called Linkaroni. Old family recipe.

First off, you need to check out the giveaway this week at the NLT blog. They’ve got a Mosaic Bible for somebody. It’s really the prettiest Bible I’ve ever used, and I love the concept behind it. They include artwork and writing from every continent and every century of Christian history. So, they took bits of all sorts of different pieces of the Body and put them to ether to give you a picture of the whole Church. Like a mosaic…see what they did there? (Oh, disclaimer, I work for the people who make the Holy Bible: Mosaic. But I’d like it no matter where I work.) It ends today, so hurry.

This is one of the more important articles I read this week. It’s a very good, simple description of why ebooks cost as much as they do. Whats that? You want your ebook for free because no trees died to bring it to you? Actually, a tree’s life just isn’t worth that much. I’m sorry to break it to you like this. When you pay for an ebook, you’re paying for…well…here, just go read it.

In case you didn’t know, November is National Novel Writing Month, or #NaNoWriMo on the Twitter. Millions and billions of people have dedicated this month to writing a novel. The goal is just to get the whole thing on paper, regardless of quality. However, if a whole novel is a bit much for you, jump in on Open Book’s crow-sourced novel on Twitter. You can find it by searching Twitter for #OpenBooksNovel.

John McIntyre, who writes one of my all-time favorite blogs, compared an editor to renovator: “…when the job is completed, he checks to make sure that it conforms to the design and intent, and he sees with satisfaction that he has brought something to completion.” Marvelous.

Oh, and you can give me this for Christmas. Or just as a regular, everyday present. I don’t really care how you choose to bestow it upon me, I’ll appreciate it just the same.

What about you? Read anything good and Internetty this week?


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