Daily Archives: March 30, 2010

iTunes 9.1.0: Add But Not Read ePub eBooks

iTunes 9.1.0 is out. I expected it — just not for today!

There are two key changes:

1) Category in the right sidebar
2) The ability to add ePub eBooks to the Library

See changes and testing via screensnaps after the break.

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Transclusion/TransCopyright Experiment 2

Transcopyright: Pre-Permission for Virtual Republishing

The standard question has been, “How do we prevent infringement?” If we re-frame the question as “How can we allow re-use?”, the solution may be simpler and more powerful than everyone thinks, with benefits for everyone.

Theodor (Ted) Nelson is the only person to approach networked machines from the viewpoint of their content.

His book, Literary Machines, was like an explosion in my brain when I read it back in the early 1980s.

His ideas still remain ahead of everyone. And with the iPad coming up, those ideas will become even more vital. Nelson’s ideas should not remain fallow, unused, ignored.

If there are any Copyright/IP specialists out there, read Nelson’s works. You can help shape the future for the better.

(I know I’m not doing the TransCopyright thing correctly here, because there is no Permission Page/Link for the above quote. But I was interested to see if I could play with the HTML and use the Trans© graphic to link back to the original without using its title for that.)

Transclusion/TransCopyright Experiment


WordPress Woes Part 3

Near two hours later, it looks like everything is fixed.

WordPress Woes Part 2

There’s some sort of problem in the route from my PC to WordPress. Someone on Twitter suggested running Trace and I did. I get a brick wall of a timeout in the route! Don’t expect Comments to be modded or new posts until this is sorted out. Somewhere in the Internets, one of the main cats who acts as a server or gateway or Flux Capacitor has gotten sick. Probably digital hairballs again. This is what the blog looks like for me when it finally materializes: TwitPic. This posted via the mobile interface.

WordPress Woes

I can’t call up any of my blogs or log into WordPress the usual way. This is being posted via the mobile interface. Until this is fixed, I’m in limbo. Carry on otherwise.