Posts Tagged: cnet

CNET Publishes Crowdsourced Novel

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The technology news site CNET has begun publishing a crowdsourced science fiction novel. The project started with National Novel Writing Month, when CNET’s Erick Mack introduced the idea, calling it “MMOSFN: Massively Multiwriter Online Science Fiction Novel.” The novel, Crowd Control, will be published in installments.

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Technology Gets Literary

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Technology website CNET did something rather unexpected last week: it published fiction. “The Last Taco Truck in Silicon Valley” is the site’s first foray into literary fiction, part of a monthly series that editors hope will attract new readers to the online property. The New York Times takes a look at the program, which has already recruited […]

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Solve This Mystery

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The British Library has a mystery to solve, and wants help in doing so from the Internet, reports C-Net. They have an 800-year-old sword with an indecipherable inscription, and the librarians have posted to the library blog asking for help in figuring out what the inscription means.

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The Drinkable Book

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It sounds like a Shel Silverstein poem, but The Drinkable Book is an educational text about safe water that doubles as a water filter. Each page is impregnated with silver nanoparticles (which gives the paper its distinctive orange colouring). The nanoparticles don’t quite work like a traditional filter. Rather than providing a barrier, they actually kill […]

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