Photography & Pollen Counting in Iceland
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Photography & Pollen Counting in Iceland

  Alëx Elliott reports in the Iceland Review that pollen counting is underway in Garðabær, near Reykjavík, and in Akureyri. But you should visit Iceland Review’s beautiful Photo Gallery, by the photographers at Heimur hf, the publishing house behind Iceland Review.  Here’s an interesting ebook, Memoirs of an Icelandic Bookworm.  Author Jona E. Hammer translates Icelandic … Continue reading »

The Two Faces of Google
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The Two Faces of Google

We’ve read two books, Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, and Dave Eggers’ The Circle,  and they do make interesting companions. Clay Jannon, a capable but down-on-his-luck web designer, responds to a HELP WANTED sign in a window: Late Shift Specific Requirements Good Benefits  “I was pretty sure “24-hour bookstore” was a euphemism for something. It … Continue reading »