Saturday, February 06, 2016

TED Talks - Paul Cameron & Ann Morgan:
      Reinventing Reading & Book from Every Country

SSTattler: There is lots of YouTube about "books" in TED and I picked only two of many... but, #@!$, drop into your book shop or iBook or Amazon Kindle and read books...!!

Reinventing Reading: Paul Cameron

Published on Dec 6, 2012

SSTattler: Mostly I use iBook for fiction but computer science I prefer the physical book i.e. it is usually a manual not a book...

Paul Cameron has always had a passion for technology and reading and finds it fascinating that we can now carry an entire library around in our pocket. Yet the reading experience has not evolved in more than 2000 years despite storytelling taking disruptive leaps forward with the introduction of film and video games. Booktrack is his answer to addressing the decline in reading and literacy rates that will help make reading relevant again to a new generation of readers. Prior to Booktrack, Paul flew with the Royal New Zealand Air Force in roles including fisheries and customs surveillance, search and rescue, and anti-terrorism. Paul then founded a new division of an electronics and software company that provides products and services to the global defense industry, before cofounding Booktrack.

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My Year Reading a Book from Every Country in the World

Published on Dec 21, 2015

SSTattler: Aghhh, I've got the "massive cultural blindspot" but how can I fix it...?

Ann Morgan considered herself well read — until she discovered the "massive cultural blindspot" in her bookshelf. Amid a multitude of English and American authors, there were very few works from authors beyond the English-speaking world. So she set an ambitious goal: to read one book from every country in the world over the course of a year. Now she's urging other Anglophiles to read translated works so that publishers will work harder to bring foreign literary gems back to their shores. Explore interactive maps of her reading journey here:

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