Vier politische Variationen auf Jorge Luis Borges
September 25, 2009 by ruediger

Virtually all the big ancient libraries have been destroyed – Alexandria, Xi’an, Cordoba – yet not by new technologies but deliberately by military power. What does this teach us about today’s controversy on new digital libraries? (in German only) Fast alle der großen alten Bibliotheken wurden zerstört – aber nicht durch neue Formen und Technologien […]

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Skeptical about e-Books? Here is the solution!
September 7, 2009 by ruediger

With the enthusiasm and the energy we are so fond of, and thanks to a hint from Sabina, we found and hereby proudly present THE solution for all those who regret that with e-Books, book sniffing may come to an end: Tested with all available e-Book formats, comes in 5 flavors, with attractive (yet a […]

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Following the controversy around the Google Settlement and European publishers’ and author (and collecting) societies, one could assume to witness a battle between a bunch of European Jedi knights against that Dark Vader from Mountain View, California. From a more detached reader’s point of view, things are clearly more complex. While Google chose to digitize […]

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