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Want a Free Book? Click “Print”

Written by Gary North on February 25, 2017

The PDF lets people get access to books long out-of-print. It is a marvelous technology. Recently, I sent off 15 volumes that are 40 years old to a company that converts books into PDFs. This is going to cost me about $500 to post these materials on this website. I am going to post them […]

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The Key Breakthrough in My 57-Year-Old Project

Written by Gary North on February 11, 2017

Once in a great while, something bizarre happens to me. Once in a while, something convenient happens to me. When something bizarre and convenient happens, I call it providential. If it’s providential, I can implement whatever is convenient without more work. On Friday the 13th, 2017, I finished my last of 1,352 video lessons for […]

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Lazy Authors vs. Link Shorteners

Written by Gary North on December 17, 2016

One of my pet peeves is a full-URL in a footnote in a printed book. The footnote may be 60 characters long. It may be longer. The author is visibly lazy. He did not type in this URL. He used cut and paste to stick it into his manuscript. Yet he expects readers to type […]

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Ad-Blocking Software Shuts Down the MSM’s Business Models

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2016

About two months ago, I could not access Forbes. I got a message: turn off your ad-blocking software. I didn’t. I notice that Forbes has reverted to its three-second delay strategy. The Telegraph, a British site, tried the same strategy. That lasted about a month. I know why. Almost no one turned off the ad-blocking […]

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On Editing Wikipedia

Written by Gary North on March 5, 2016

As I approach retirement I am trying to explore new activities, and recently have registered as a Wikipedia editor. My idea is to start small and revise a few articles about things and people I know. I get the impression that the median type for an editor is “millenial techno-wonk”, conversely I am your classical […]

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Goodbye, Copyright. Farewell, Tenured Guilds.

Written by Gary North on February 20, 2016

Copyright law is in its terminal phase. I have known this for over 20 years. The Internet is killing it. I am going to discuss a remarkable example of a website that today has 48 million stolen scientific articles online. It is beyond the ability of anybody to control. It is outside of copyright protection, […]

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