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Dead Sea Scrolls to be digitized…again

When I was working on my doctorate at Oxford I scanned ALL the existing photos of the scrolls at an amazing 300dpi for the first ever CD-ROM published by OUP, Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Reference Library. If anybody could be forgiven for missing the deadline to opt out of the Google Books settlement, it’s probably the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Israel Antiquities Authority has tapped Google to digitize the famous texts, one of […]

Google Voice offered for students

I admit I do not use it very much…yet. It is a very powerful service that my brother swears by. HT Onward State Google posted an offer to college students a few days ago, saying that they would receive Google Voice invitations within 24 hours. All you need is a .edu email address. Google Voice is best thought of as a lightweight operator for your own personal telephone exchange. Once you’ve set it up and created […]

What’s the buzz, tell me what’s a-happening?

This post is not a reference to Jesus Christ Superstar or the upcoming “Reel Jesus” film festival we are putting on here in State College. Rather it is a reference to Google Buzz. I have not taken the time learn much about it other than that there is outrage about privacy concerns. (Really? With our beneficent Google? Who would have thought it?) But I did come across this very prescient summation. The original version of […]