Archive for May, 2009


“Check if you can disconnect the effect, and I’ll go after the cause.”

Nec audiendi qui solent dicere: “Vox populi, vox Dei,” cum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.

Perhaps Alcuin was right. Regardless, “Quid Plura?” has taken the great leap: we’re now on Twitter and Facebook. Befriend or ignore as you see fit! (The main blog, of course, will carry on as usual.)

Should we heed Alcuin’s warning about the madness of crowds? I don’t know, but he was lucky: Despite living in a world without flush toilets or penicillin, he fortunately never had to ponder friend requests from Theodulf of Orleans…

“…but they won’t slow down the roundabout.”

It’s Friday, it’s May, and good links abound.

Nathan Bransford thinks writing is like wrestling.

Victoria Strauss explains what the Google Books settlement means for you.

Steven Hart notes the literary connection to a New Jersey bridge I know pretty well.

How much does a bestselling novelist earn? Lynn Viehl lets readers see her royalty statement.

Here’s a neat blog about 19th-century literature: Wuthering Expectations.

Adrian Murdoch asks: Can you monetize antiquities?

Dave is hosing the latest installment of the “When on Google Earth” contest. Can you identify the site he’s posted?

The artist who made the paintings for the TV series Good Times has done pretty well for himself.

In 1985, a story in Dragon magazine saw the future of online gaming. Here’s “Catacomb” by Henry Melton.

If someone held a Bad Covers of Whitesnake contest, this would win.