TKC 468 Alex Cabal

Founder of StandardEbooks.org

Interview starts at 11:43 and ends at 40:40

“One of the criteria for the books that we accept is that we very specifically don’t want to become a dumping ground for everything public domain. I think Project Gutenberg suffers from that to some extent. They are more of an archival website at this point. Anything and everything that was produced before 1923 gets on there, and a lot of stuff just wasn’t good. A lot of stuff didn’t survive for a reason.”

News

“Amazon launched 22 years ago this week–here’s what shopping on Amazon was like back in 1995” by Caroline Cakebread at Business Insider – July 20, 2017

“Here is the First Book Ever Ordered on Amazon” by Megan Garber at The Atlantic – October 31, 2012

Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought by Douglas Hofstadter

“Amazon possibly working on new stand-alone messaging app called Anytime” at AFTVnews – July 13, 2017

“PSA: here’s how to put your old Amazon shipping boxes to good use” by Natt Garun at The Verge – July 15, 2017

Give Back Box

“Amazon’s next Echo will be more like Apple’s HomePod” by Devindra Hardawar at Engadget – July 12, 2017

Amazon Treasure Truck

“The First Alexa Phone Gets Amazon Even Closer to Total Domination” by Brian Barrett and David Pierce at Wired – July 18, 2017

Interview with Alex Cabal

Standard Ebooks

Project Gutenberg

“The $5 million ‘Blurred Lines’ legal fight over the song’s ‘vibe’ could permanently change the music industry” by Paul Schrodt at Business Insider – December 15, 2015

Calibre

Books mentioned that are available at Standard Ebooks:

  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  North of Boston by Robert Frost

  Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, translated by George Long

  A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay

  Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling

  The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

Content

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