http://docs.racket-lang.org/pollen/index.html HT: @twoodwar "Because digital books are software, an author shouldn’t think of a book as merely data. The book is a program. The way we make digital books better than their predecessors is by exploiting this programmability."
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/40581-we-were-keeping-our-eye-on-1984-when-the-year "What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy."
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/04/the-tragedy-of-google-books/523320/ "First copyright statute in the USA was called An Act for the Encouragement of Learning. Copyright terms were to last fourteen years, with the option to renew for another fourteen, but only if the author was alive at the end of the first term. The idea was to strike a “pragmatic bargain” between authors and the reading public. Authors would get a limited monopoly on their work so they could make a living from it; but their work would retire quickly into the public domain."
http://www.zero-books.net/books/kill-all-normies "Kill All Normies explores some of the cultural genealogies and past parallels of these styles and subcultures, drawing from transgressive styles of 60s libertinism and conservative movements, to make the case for a rejection of the perpetual cultural turn."