🔖 Pearson bets on direct-to-student subscription shift: Educational publisher attempts move to Netflix model with access to 1,500 titles for $14.99 a month | Financial Times ft.com/content/54fd50fe-f15f-4

🔖 All Hyped Up for HyperCard: Further Adventures with an Apple Legacy Format [on getting it in leading file format registries] | Library of Congress Signal blog blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2021/0

@TeamMidwest I like your thoughts on this. They mesh well with some discussions I had in the library world earlier this year about pre-recording conference talks (dltj.org/article/pre-recording). A lot of the push-back was how hard it is for presenters to talk to an empty webcam. Having the presentations originate from a node would address that.

Happy SAA annual meeting week! I have a new blog post on why archivists should consider a decentralized hybrid archives conferencing model. Please share widely! eiratansey.com/2021/08/02/weve

@misty Kudos to those LC Fellows for their efforts! I have fond memories of HyperCard.

🔖 Pro-Trump social network becomes safe haven for ISIS ["Extremism analysts ... said that Islamic State supporters’ use of GETTR appeared to be an initial test to see if their content would escape detection or be subject to content moderation."] | Politic politico.eu/article/pro-trump-

🔖 Home Depot plans to foil shoplifters with power tools that won't work if they're stolen ["unless they're properly scanned and activated at the register via Bluetooth technology"] | Business Insider businessinsider.com/home-depot

🔖 Hosting SQLite databases on Github Pages - (or any static file hoster) [sqlite engine compiled with WebAssembly plus HTTP-range requests for cached db file access] | Phiresky's blog phiresky.netlify.app/blog/2021

🔖 Feds list the top 30 most exploited vulnerabilities. Many are years old [“Four of the most targeted vulnerabilities last year resided in VPNs, cloud-based services, and other devices that allow people to remotely access employer networks.”] | Ars Tech arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/0

🔖 Amazon’s older Kindles will start to lose their internet access in December [“due to mobile carriers transitioning from older 2G and 3G networking technology to newer 4G and 5G networks”] | The Verge theverge.com/2021/7/28/2259874

🔖 ALA adopts new Code of Ethics principle on racial and social justice | A,Eric an Library Association press release ala.org/news/member-news/2021/

🔖 1 out of every 153 American workers is an Amazon employee [“distant second to the country's largest private employer, Walmart”] | Business Insider businessinsider.com/amazon-emp

🔖 Is the Cookie Web Tracker Dying? [overview article...includes "What is a Cookie?" and "What is the Problem?" as well as "What's Next?"] | The Markup themarkup.org/ask-the-markup/2

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