Cyberculture agenda: RIP, Caspar Bowden… Hacking Team revelations… Reddit woes…

Hacking Team Shows the World How Not to Stockpile Exploits  Wired Top Stories by Kim Zetter Zero-day exploits are like gold to hackers. Keep them all in one place and you’re asking to get robbed. Caspar Bowden: NSA Hearing LIBE European Parliament, 24 September 2013  open Democracy News Analysis – by Caspar Bowden As a tribute to … Read more

Literati roundup: A Web project on Grateful Dead… Grateful Dead as Tech Pioneers…

Roberto Bolaño’s 12 Tips on “the Art of Writing Short Stories”  Open Culture by Josh Jones For some certain romantic reasons, a segment of the English-language reading population fell in love with Roberto Bolaño in the first few years of this millennium. One invariably glimpsed Bolaño’s award-winning 1998 novel The Savage Detectives on endtables and nightstands after its translation in 2007, … Read more

Erkan recommends three books, Coetzee’s Summertime and two more..

I would like to mention three books I have recently read and liked.
J.M. Coetzee is no new to me and I am his fan since I have read Disgrace: A Novel. Summertime is “a semisequel to the fictionalized memoirs Boyhood and Youth that takes the form of a young biographer’s interviews with colleagues of the late author John Coetzee.” I have loved this kind of fictionalized authobiographical work in addition to his powerful language and theme of a lonely man of which I am always interested in. It is not as majestic as Disgrace but full recommended.

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