Alfaniel Aldavan
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The Dispossessed
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"I've read this book years ago, and it's as impressive as ever. This time I'll actually write a review..." Oct 24, 2013 03:33AM

Time Reborn: From...
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"Eh, Platonism of mathematical entities comes into discussion." Oct 10, 2013 01:44PM

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Ursula K. Le Guin
“The duty of the individual is to accept no rule, to be the initiator of his own acts, to be responsible. Only if he does so will the society live, and change, and adapt, and survive. We are not subjects of a State founded upon law, but members of a society formed upon revolution. Revolution is our obligation: our hope of evolution.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

G.R. Reader
“The Internet is transient. Information can be removed with a couple of mouse-clicks; it is an Orwellian dream. We have been advised, by people who claim to know about these things, that there is no point in protesting against a social network. Whoever owns the network will run it as they see fit, normally to maximize their profit margin. Members who dispute the rules will simply be thrown out. The Terms of Use are written so as not to allow them any recourse.”
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G.R. Reader
“This book is irrelevant to Goodreads because you can’t buy it on Amazon. Also it talks about oppression, censorship etc. and no one really likes reading about that because it’s boring. Yet, let me tell you anyway.
The title of this book is The Image of Everyday Life in Press during the Martial Law, which is a little bit ridiculous because what could be read in Press those days when it was so heavily censored?”
G.R. Reader, Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt

G.R. Reader
“At your next book club meeting, picture me sitting quietly in the corner, taking notes on your preferences. Imagine the next day you get an email from me trying to sell you a new grill — or a book — or accessories for your Glock. That's the Amazon/Goodreads deal. It's appalling. But everywhere in the press, you'll read about the genius of Amazon."
(Michael Herrmann and the booksellers of Gibson's)”
G.R. Reader, Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt

G.R. Reader
“If people wrote their reviews on paper and put them into a real, physical library, I am sure that the Goodreads administrators would be very reluctant to pull them down from shelves and burn them. When you can get rid of a piece of writing just by clicking on a few links, there’s a temptation to believe that it’s less serious. But it isn’t. It’s just less clear what you’ve done.”
G.R. Reader, Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt

The Goodreads Censorship Debacle, take 2 (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 04, 2013 04:36AM
Description: Reviews, blogs, articles related to the GoodReads debacle. Planning for publishing the ebook.
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