How to Use Amazon’s Createspace

If you’ve written a book in, say, Microsoft Word and have proofread it, properly formatted it, and have a title page, copyright page, introduction, table of contents and distinct chapters, you are essentially ready to roll for Createspace. Although a variety of trim sizes (i.e., book sizes) are available, I recommend selecting the 6” x…

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What is the Cloud?

In case you didn’t know, Forbes is running a series on cloud computing.  In one of the articles, Apple founder Steve “the Woz” Wozniak partly defines cloud computing like this:  “The cloud’s a vague term even to me.  It can mean different things to different people. “You don’t know where it is.  Cloud computing is…

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ITECS: The Next-Generation Internet

The only constant is change. Someone said that there can’t be a Web 2.0 because there was never a Web 1.0.  In like fashion, do you remember when George W. Bush said “Internets” and everyone laughed?  It turns out, however, that he was right:  there are, indeed, Internets (i.e., plural as in more than one).…

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Permanently Offline

If the title of my article compelled you to read more, it’s probably because its antithesis holds true.1 We are so connected–on every level–that disconnecting both appeals to us yet seems entirely unattainable if not for allowable periods of time (e.g., sleeping).  “Instead of using media simply to receive information and/or entertainment only at certain…

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Interactive, Touch Reading

One of the great advantages to publishing digital media, in this case books, is the reading experience.  Unlike traditional, print books, readers are presented with a dynamic platform that can be controlled. A “click” can take us, for example, from chapter one to forty-seven in an instant whereas in traditional books, we’d have to turn…

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Do as the Toltecs

The Toltecs say that we should never assume anything.  This is possibly the most precious advice ever. When we communicate with people, it’s very tempting to fall into old paradigms and fixed ways of seeing the world.  This is what assumption is. It’s easier for us to reference an event into a frame we’re familiar…

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