March 2011

Amazon: Taking On the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era - $1.30

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Amazon is offering Taking On the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era (Hardcover) by Markos Moulitsas Zuniga for only $1.30 with FREE shipping if you spend over $25 or have Amazon Prime. ISBN-10: 0451225198.

As founder of one of the most influential political blogs, DailyKos, Markos Moulitsas Zuniga establishes the fundamental laws that govern today's new era of digital activism.


Tips For Book Preservation

If you have ever wondered how to best keep your books, then wonder no longer! This article by the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works applies just as well to the home bookworm as it does to museums.

In my experience, the biggest threat to the books of book-lovers (as opposed to the books of libraries and other conservation organizations) is humidity and physical damage. I can't count the number of books I have lost to mildew outbreaks, not to mention the number of books which have been rendered virtually unreadable thanks to a musty "Grandma's basement" odor.

The first place to fight the moisture battle is in the placement of your bookshelf. If you can help it, never put your bookshelf against an exterior wall. These walls communicate cold into your home, and create the perfect conditions for a pocket of cold, damp air.