Last month, LibriVox hit the rather astonishing milestone of 100 million downloads at archive.org. I don’t know how this compares to the Grateful Dead collection that is the other incredibly popular draw there, but for myself, I’m entirely a-boggle at the 100 million number. I’m even quoted as being shocked, although it’s true there’s ...

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So, I’ve been head-down on commercial audio recordings for the most part so far this year, but found a little time to squeeze an entertaining piece of non-fiction into a just-published LibriVox collection. Octave Uzanne’s The End of Books is a lively set of imaginings on Life in the Future, from 1894. There’s a ...

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Yes, this is rather old … the original talk was all over the web earlier this year. But, it resonates for me again now as I work on Frankenstein and can hear that it’s not quite what I want it to be. There’s no obvious Thing To Fix, I couldn’t really say why I ...

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Thanks to Mary Robinette Kowal for linking to this. Splendid! ...

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Just found a funky Flash gadget which pulls Tweets on my chosen topics of “LibriVox”, “public domain” and “free audio” together into a nice dooflip. Would be awesome at conferences, where everyone’s got a hashtag in common! Visit http://wiffiti.com/ to make your own! ...

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Another great video … this one is about the constant undermining of decisive speech by, like, you know, nambypamby fillers. I’d like it more without the audience noise, I confess, but that’s just a picky detail. Typography from Ronnie Bruce on Vimeo. Poem by Taylor Mali. Via Tom Elliot (whose website seems to be ...

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