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“Don’t Read Books!” A 12th-Century Zen Poem
“Don’t Read Books!” A 12th-Century Zen Poem

“It’s annoying for others to have to hear you.”

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19th-Century German Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer Presages the Economics and Ethics of the Web and Modern Publishing
19th-Century German Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer Presages the Economics and Ethics of the Web and Modern Publishing

A 19th-century critique of the moral failures of linkbait, cat slideshows, and needless pagination.

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The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Lovely Collaborative Illustrated Micro-Narratives Supporting Independent Media
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Lovely Collaborative Illustrated Micro-Narratives Supporting Independent Media

“The universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of stories.”

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Italo Calvino on Distraction, Procrastination, and Newspapers as the Proto-Time-Waster
Italo Calvino on Distraction, Procrastination, and Newspapers as the Proto-Time-Waster

“Every day I tell myself that reading newspapers is a waste of time, but then … I cannot do without them. They are like a drug.”

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Hemingway on Not Writing for Free and How to Run a First-Rate Publication
Hemingway on Not Writing for Free and How to Run a First-Rate Publication

Find the best writers, pay them to write, and avoid typos at all costs.

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Cicero’s Web: How Social Media Was Born in Ancient Rome
Cicero’s Web: How Social Media Was Born in Ancient Rome

How the dynamics of papyrus scrolls explain Facebook.

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