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Gorgeous New Posters From An Abandoned Printing Press In London

How neat is this? The folks at Faber & Faber, an independent publishing house in London since 1929, recently found a forgotten hand press in their archives. As it turns out, the half-century-old machine was used by the firm’s most famous designer, Berthold Wolpe: they’ve since refurbished the relic, which is going to be back in action producing limited edition broadsides and paper goodness for a brand new imprint.


Peter Higgs Says He Would Never Make It In Science Today

Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of what would be dubbed the Higgs Boson, says that he wouldn’t cut it if he were entering academic science today. Keep in mind that this dude won a Nobel Prize for physics a few months ago.


An Algorithmic Newspaper Published For Just One Cafe

Perhaps the future of newspapers is all about local distribution — very local distribution, as in a whole newspaper printed for just one coffeeshop in London. The Newspaper Club has teamed up with The Guardian to launch what they call an “algorithmic newspaper”, published only for one location, its content mathematically harvested according to level of interest from the Guardian‘s weekly coverage. How does that work, exactly?


Google Wins Right To Keep Scanning Millions Of Books For Free

Nearly a decade after it started, the lawsuit between the Authors’ Guild and Google over its book-scanning program has been thrown out. This means that Google can keep digitising millions of books for free distribution, and that fair use is in the public’s best interest.


Amazon's Bundling Conde Nast Print And Digital Subscriptions For Cheap

Internet juggernaut Amazon and print media juggernaut Conde Nast are debuting one-click print and web subscriptions to some of Conde Nast’s most popular magazines today. Buy a print subscription through Amazon All Access, and you’ll get immediate access to the web version, with six-month print plus digital trial subscriptions starting at three bucks.


US Army Blocks Staff Access To The Guardian Website

After getting upset about the fact that The Guardian has been breaking news and leaking classified documents about the many and varied spying programs of the NSA, the US Army has decided to block access to the news site among its employees.


Yahoo Internet Life Magazine Is An Awesome Relic Of The Dot Com Era

Yahoo yesterday announced that it’s buying Tumblr for $US1.1 billion to communicate to millennials cool, hip, relevant, and that it understands what GIFs are. But back in the early ages of the dot com-era, the company was saying that through a monthly publication called Yahoo Internet Life Magazine.


South Korean Newspaper May Have Just Printed The Worst Photoshop Ever

President Obama met with South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye at the White House this past Tuesday, and as major world leaders are wont to do in each other’s presence, handshakes abounded. This three-handed, two-roomed, Photoshop monstrosity, however, was not one of them.


Marvel Is Giving Away 700 Free Comics To Everyone Again

Hey, look, free stuff! Marvel is taking another shot at giving away more than 700 #1 issues of its comics through its digital service. That’s thousands of dollars of comics, for free.


Why Do We Keep Making Ebooks Like Paper Books?

Comparing books to ebooks is like comparing mechanical watches to digital watches, or manual cars to automatic cars. No one doubts the convenience, reach and flexibility of the ebook format, but it will never convincingly replicate the experience of a paper book — nor does it need to. Ebooks are a fundamentally new medium, stuck in an awkward growing stage.


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