By Soulskill from Slashdot's just-crazy-enough-to-wait-what department
HansonMB writes "Facing the likelihood of state budget cuts that would eliminate $15 million for library and reading programs – and, apparently, create a future in which people no longer read things on paper – the city of Newport Beach is considering turning its first library into a community center that would host all the same amenities – except for the books."
The library has been inundated with hate-mail as people around the country have learned of their idea, and they hastened to clarify that no final decision has been made
; carting books in as needed from other locations was always part of the plan. Whether or not they go through with it, efforts are underway elsewhere
to create a massive, public digital library
, spurred in part by the recent ruling against Google Books
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By samzenpus from Slashdot's read-all-about-it department
writes "When I initially read 15 Minutes Including Q&A: A Plan to Save the World From Lousy Presentations, I enjoyed it and thought it was a good book. It was only a few days later, sitting through yet another tedious vendor briefing, when I reread it and truly appreciated how awesome a book it really is."
Read on to see what Ben has to say about this book. 15 Minutes Including Q&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;A: A Plan to Save the World From Lousy Presentation
author Joey Asher
publisher Persuasive Speaker Press
reviewer Ben Rothke
summary Great book on how to make your presentation heardRead Replies (0)
By CmdrTaco from Slashdot's sorry-bout-that-my-bad department
Orome1 writes "The recent Play.com breach has been tied to the attack that its marketing communications firm Silverpop — a company that services over 105 customers, among whom are Walgreens and McDonalds — suffered last December. But the latest breach will likely have the biggest impact, because marketing services provider Epsilon — the largest one in the world — has notified its customers of a breach that likely compromised all of their mailing lists. Among Epsilon's customers are US Bank, JPMorgan Chase, TiVo, Capital One, the Home Shopping Network, LL Bean Visa Card, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, Best Buy, Disney Destinations, Walgreens, and many more."
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