For the better part of my career, my areas of concentration and expertise have been intellectual freedom, copyright (and copyleft), free and open source software, open access and net neutrality. But because I also have expertise in technology, people often ask me if I think e-books should replace print. They assume I would be a fan of digital books replacing paper and ink.
Personally, I prefer print books, but let us put my personal feelings aside for a moment.
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If you spend any amount of time around free software users or developers, you know it is all about freedom, not price. A decade ago, it was difficult to share content without stepping on some copyright toes.
Creative Commons changed all of that and paved the way for an entirely different type of freedom-conscious community: a free content one.
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This post is a shameless self promotion. In case you did not know I wrote fiction, my book, The Golden Scrolls, is available on the Kindle for only $2.99. Even if you do not have a Kindle device, you can read it using a Kindle app on your phone, on your PC, or even in a web browser with the Kindle Cloud Reader. You can also borrow my book through the Kindle’s lending library for FREE.
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Streaming media has quickly become a significant component of entertainment in many people’s lives. For evidence of that, look no further than the statistics indicating that Netflix accounts for as much as 30 percent of all Internet traffic during peak hours. Streaming from the Internet, however, is only one way to get content to your media devices.
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A my house, we have a bunch of devices connected to the network: three laptops, the kids’ computer, two desktops, a Blu-ray player, an Xbox 360, and a Nintendo Wii. Some of these devices, like the gaming consoles and laptops, have built-in Wi-Fi. The desktops, however, do not. The only device wired to the network is the Blu-ray player because it is right next to the router and cable modem. Everything else is in a different part of the house.
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Among the advancements in the world today are digital libraries. They provide the same resources as a traditional library, only in a digital format that is accessible from a computer. They are especially handy for students, disabled individuals, or anyone who dislikes going to actual libraries. Some digital libraries require users to pay a fee in order to use their resources, but there are many free options as well. If you are looking for some free digital libraries, you should take a minute to check out these great choices.
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If you are like me, you have a love/hate relationship with Google Docs. You love that you can access your documents from anywhere and love that it auto-saves and is easy to use. You might hate, however, how it sometimes disconnects in the middle of the sentence you are typing or how you have to run it inside a browser tab or window, sometimes getting it mixed up with your websites and accidentally closing the window.
Continue reading How to Sync Your LibreOffice Files with Google Docs