Critical Linking: November 1, 2013

 

These minimalist pictograms hilariously describe a plot of seven classic books. They were designed by Matteo Civaschi and Gianmarco Milesi from a Milan-based design and advertising studio H-57, and are a part of the book Life in Five Seconds, which takes almost 250 inventions, places, animals, books, or world events, and “cuts away all the useless details”.

Too much fun.

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Yes, the world of Jane Austen’s novels is getting its first role-playing game and let me explain to you why it’s going to rock your world. It’s called Ever Jane, and it takes the strategy of games like Magic: The Gathering and the social interactions of games like Diplomacy and adds it to the world of polite society in Regency England.

Mind blowing.

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The final book in Veronica Roth’s best-selling Divergent trilogy has arrived with a record-breaking bang. First-day sales for Allegiant on Oct. 22 were 455,000 — a company record for publisher HarperCollins.

No wonder it seemed like everyone was reading it last week. It’s because they were.

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Under the new regulations, passengers will be able to read e-books and watch videos on their devices without having to turn their devices off during takeoff and landing.

Well, you can now keep using your ereader during take-off and landing. Flying now is 2.3% less terrible.

 

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