http://eruditeogre.blogspot.com/2010/12/idea-train-and-alluring-countryside.html — thoughtful post on the internet as a distraction for writers.
http://bit.ly/eRAvt4 — writer Jason Sanford’s essay on how one famous writer’s tendency to accuse others of plaigarism has harmed his own legacy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12093345 — scientists rethinking the theories of human ancestry
http://www.theonion.com/articles/robots-speak-out-against-asimovs-first-law-of-robo,4236/ – good laugh for Asimov and SF fans
http://www.locusmag.com/Perspectives/2011/01/cory-doctorow-net-neutrality-for-writers-its-all-about-the-leverage/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm;_medium=twitter — Thoughts on net neutrality & copyright from Cory Doctorow
http://blogs.hbr.org/samuel/2011/01/social-medai-in-2011-who-will.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm;_medium=feed&utm;_campaign=Feed%3A%20harvardbusiness%20%28HBR.org%29&utm;_content=Google%20Reader — Very important advice on thinking before you act when it comes to using Social Media and the Internet from Alexandra Samuel, Director of the Social and Interactive Media Center at Emily Carr University.
http://motherboard.tv/2011/1/4/nasa-picks-its-best-and-worst-science-fiction-movies–2 — NASA’s Best & Worst SF Movies.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/40943737#40943737 — Homeless man Ted Williams tells his story on TODAY.