Website: Bilbary


The link below is to a website that is seeking to becoming the Spotify of ebooks. It hopes to have all of the world’s ebooks available for loan and reading.

For more visit:
http://holding.bilbary.com/

Article: Unglue.it Seeking to Convert Books to Creative Commons


The link below is to another article concerning Unglue.it, which has been mentioned on this Blog a short time ago. Unglue.it is currently seeking creative commons rights for books through crowdfunding. 

For more visit:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/unglueit-asks-donations-convert-books-creative-commons-updates/

Article: Companies Seeking the New .book Domain Name Extension


The link below is to an article reporting on nine companies seeking the .book Internet domain name extension, including Amazon of course.

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/amazon-bowker-apply-for-book-internet-domain-name-extension_b52972.

Changing the World: December 4 – Civil Rights Awareness and Action


The suggestion for today is about raising awareness of civil rights and actively seeking to do something about the rights of people that maybe being abused. Again, this is a very worthwhile cause and is something I would seek to do at every opportunity.

For more information visit:

www.thekingcenter.org

A response to reading ‘365 Ways to Change the World,’ by Michael Norton

Changing the World: November 11 – Peace for a Moment


Today’s suggestion for changing the world was doing something to support peace. The suggestion encouraged people to spend a moment to reflect on what I could do to prevent war.

In reality there is probably very little that I can do to prevent wars from occurring. It is once again a noble goal – to prevent war and ensure peace. I just don’t think it will be possible in this world.

The other part of the suggestion was to remember those who have fought and died in wars, especially with this being Armistice/Remembrance Day. Where I work the flags were lowered leading up to 11 am. They were raised again shortly afterwards.

Being that I was working I was unable to observe the 2 minutes silence at 11 am. However, the sacrifice made by those defending our way of life and seeking to return the world to peace, were on my mind.

Anzac Day is going to be an event I will be involved in in future years – not in any official capacity, but to be at the local dawn service to remember those who fought for this country, including various family members.

A response to reading ‘365 Ways to Change the World,’ by Michael Norton