Critical Linking: June 25th, 2013

 

The Poetry Drone re-appropriates Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology to drop poem-bombs, featuring specially commissioned poems by leading US and world poets, in an effort bring the US military’s covert drone operations into the spotlight to promote discussion, humanize its victims, and explore the political responsibility of poets, artists, and citizens.

“Dropping poem-bombs” sounds like something Eminem cut out of the script for 8 Mile.

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France is looking to introduce a new law that would prevent Amazon from selling books online with free delivery and a cover price discount of up to five percent.

And you wonder why you haven’t heard of a great French internet company.

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The New York Public Library recently began testing selling books from its web site. The pilot project enables library cardholders to buy hard copies and electronic versions of books in its catalog from such online booksellers as Amazon.com Inc., Barnes & Noble Inc. and Powell’s City of Books, an independent bookseller based in Oregon.

There’s gold in them there affiliate sales.

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