Critical Linking: September 24th, 2013


Writer/graphic designer Nicolas Beaujouan designed these minimalist book covers for his “Ultimate Geek Selection,” aka his choices for essential geek literature.

The ones for Conan, Hitchhiker’s Guide, The Lord of the Rings, and The Shining are especially good.


The free app, published by RRKidz, features more than 300 books, and 50 video field trips as well as classic clips from the TV show aimed at kids aged 3-9. According to iTunes, users have accessed more than 3 million books and video field trips in less than a year since launch.

Awww….Reading Rainbow lives….as an app!


American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson’s attempt to buy a gold and turquoise ring that once belonged to the English novelist has been thwarted by Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire. The museum has raised enough cash to buy the ring and save it for the public in the UK.

Gotta admit, mixed feelings about this. She made a fair bid, but it’s cool that fans chipped in. 


There’s a new job listing on the Oyster website today. This one-year-old startup, which launched an all-you-can-read subscription service a couple weeks ago, is in the market to hire an Android developer.

Good news for Android users.



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