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The Google Trap

Went and saw a discussion at the Thalia-bookshop here in Vienna about a new book by an Austrian journalist titled “Die Google Falle” (The Google Trap). Unfortunately, it was the worst panel discussion I’ve ever witnessed. Here are a few points they should consider next time they hold something like that: Apart from the author,…

Chuck and Choke

I recently finished reading “Choke” by author Chuck Palahniuk. And while I do suspect that Palahniuk’s mind is a scary thing, I liked it almost as much as “Diary”. Now “Diary”, that one really is disturbing, and kept reminding me of Joyce Carol Oates’ “Zombie”. Don’t ask me why, but I guess it must be…

On projects

Well, so we didn’t win the 2007 Lulu Blooker Prize with the Messages from the Lost Continent. It still was great to be shortlisted. Congratulations to the winners. On another note, I’ve started a new project with a friend. It’s called Medienschelte.at, and is something of a watchblog, showcasing a few of the more dubious…