Daily Links – Tuesday, October 16

Blurb launches crowd-sourced books

“Blurb, a self-publishing startup which specialises in illustrated books, is launching a new service to enable people to collaboratively create books. The new service is called Community Books and will initially launch in beta with photo sharing, which is Blurb’s most requested community-bookmaking feature.”

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SeatGuru – Your Guide to Airplane Seats and In-flight Amenities

You know you’re a frequent traveler when a Web site about choosing the best seat for your next flight. Seriously, this site made me a little misty.

When a site like this exists, that can tell me where every power outlet on nearly every model of jet flying is, why can’t the clerk at the American’s check-in desk tell me the same thing? Why can’t I book a seat based on that?

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Brains On Fire Blog » Blog Archive » On Mediocrity

Spike finds the quote of the year: “It astounds me how people are afraid of so many things, but mediocrity never seems to be one of them.”

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