Daily Archives: February 16, 2012

Inside Europe’s Largest Text Pirate Site

Book Publishers Force Down Piracy Sites (Updated)

the takedown of library.nu and why piracy is the sign of marketplace frustration

All those books mentioned above are still out there. The piracy hasn’t been stopped.

There are people who packrat things just for such an inevitable day.

So the books have gone from one server hosting them to probably several thousand individual people spread out in different countries now doing it, with the books safely parked on their home computers, out of reach of everyone.

And they will be eager to give them to other people on a one-to-one basis, as you will see.

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It’s In There — So Find It!

This is making the rounds today. I lost it once, so I’m glad it’s being passed around again.

14 years ago: the day Teller gave me the secret to my career in magic

These are the key words:

Make your best stab and keep stabbing. If it’s there in your heart, it will eventually find its way out.

And:

I really feel as if the things we create together are not things we devised, but things we discovered, as if, in some sense, they were always there in us, waiting to be revealed, like the figure of Mercury waiting in a rough lump of marble.

Let those sink in.

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