Remember when you were in school and decided to doodle in class while the teacher rambled on about the history of Cambodia? The 15th-century remembers. That’s exactly what bored students did 600 years ago. And honestly these drawings don’t look that much different than todays. Actually, the bird doodles on this page remind me a little of the bird on the back of the U.S. one dollar bill which wasn’t designed until 1957. More of these doodles can be seen here.
Good news for Kindle fans that love to read! If your library is among those now offering Kindle books, you can visit their website to have the ebooks delivered to your Kindle device or app. The length of time that you can borrow the ebook depends on the policy of the library where you’re borrowing it.
Amazon also extended Whispersync technology to library books which means your notes, highlights and bookmarks are always backed up and available the next time you check out the book. There are currently over 122,000 libraries in the U.S. and only 11,000 currently offer Kindle rentals so it may take some time before you see them on your local libraries website.
Similar to the LivingSocial Amazon.com deal a couple of weeks ago, Groupon is having a Barnes & Noble deal where you can buy a $20 gift card for $10. If you’re like me and think that there’s nothing like reading an actual book, then this is Groupon deal is a must buy. Keep in mind that Barnes & Noble also sells educational games, toys, movies, and gifts. There are currently 3 days left to purchase the deal and it will expire if not used by April 10, 2011.
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Glyde is a new, easier way to sell video games, cds, books and DVDs. Instead of using your own keywords while searching for media like on ebay, as you search with Glyde you will see a window below the search bar with all the things you can possibly be looking for. Instead of starting your bidding at a certain amount when selling your media, Glyde automatically lists how much it will cost buyers based on the curent demand for the media which is based on things like days since release, rarity and popularity.
Shipping the media with Glyde is easy. Glyde will send you a pre-paid envelope for you to put your game in and ship to the seller. When the transaction is complete Glyde will take 10% of the final value of the game. Using Glyde could save you a lot of money in the long run vs going to trade-in stores like Gamestop.
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You are staring down a stairwell (Notice the door handle below). That’s right, someone in London made this stairwell with 270 degrees of books. Seems like a good way to utilize space and be creative at the same time. I wonder how DVDs would look in place of the books.