Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gallimaufry with Stamps on It

¶ The US Postal Service threatens to cut Saturday delivery, blaming the economy. I have been doing my part for the USPS--I started selling stuff on eBay. eBay must be the best thing to happen to the Postal Service in the last decade--all those people sending packages.

¶ An elaborate Web site about ancient Egypt, although perhaps it was created just to sell Egyptian-themed jewelry.

Ten myths about copyright. Do you know what "fair use" really means?

¶ Also on a literary theme: Neil Gaiman's thoughts on literary agents. My answer to the question, "How do you get an agent?" is "Try your friends' agents first." That may sound like a chicken-and-egg response, but in my experience, writers hang out with other writers. Or writing teachers.



Anonymous TinktheTank said...

The Postmaster General was on NPR yesterday, and he said that they were going to stop mail on Tuesdays, since its a low-volume day. He also mentioned Netflix as helping out the mail system.

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