Critical Linking: January 26, 2014

As chief operating officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg is a successful tech excutive. With her 2013 book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will To Lead,” she became a bestselling author. Now she’s poised to play an important role in film, with news Friday that Sony has bought the rights to “Lean In.”

And it’s going to be a fictional movie. Innntteresting.

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Amazon, a company intent on making the plot of Minority Report a reality in our lifetime, will begin to collect sales tax in North Carolina on February 1st. of this year The move is somewhat surprising, considering that Amazon and North Carolina had previously butted heads repeatedly over sales tax since 2009, with Amazon handily winning every exchange.

Another day, another state realizing how much revenue they’re missing out on.

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Children ages 2-10 are reading an average of 40 minutes per day, spending 29 minutes reading print, 8 minutes reading on computers, and 5 minutes reading on digital platforms, according to a new report from The Joan Ganz Cooney Center called Learning at Home.

This jives with how much my kids read print, but only because I don’t want their sticky fingers all over my tablet.

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One of the world’s most beloved books is The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery. Published in 1943, almost two million copies are sold every year, in about 250 languages.

If asked where you think the book was written, you might say Paris. You’d be wrong. Try Long Island — as in Long Island, N.Y.

Say whhhaa?

 

 

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