Cites & Insights December 2010 available

Cites & Insights 10:12 (December 2010) is now published and available for downloading.

The 34-page issue is, as always, in PDF form. Five of the six (6! count them, 6) essays are available separately, using the links below. (As always, My Back Pages is exclusively for PDF readers.)

This is not the end of Volume 10, although it is the last issue as such. A title sheet and indices will follow, probably later in November, and the annual paperback print volume will become available at some point.

Contents

Bibs & Blather (pp. 1-2)

Announcing the publication of disContent: The Complete Collection, a limited-edition casebound. Also updating plans for The Liblog Landscape 2007-2010 and repeating the same info as the paragraph above regarding the rest of Volume 10.

Perspective: Futurism and Deathwatches (pp. 2-17)

Thoughts on good and bad futurism and (always-bad?) deathwatches…including the final disContent column, “‘Is Dead’ Isn’t Dead–But Maybe It Should Be.”

The CD-ROM Project (pp. 17-19)

Kidstuff: Three CD-ROMs designed for kids, all of which I scored as Excellent back in the day. Two work, one doesn’t…the latter being perhaps the most intriguing of the lot.

The Liblog Landscape 2007-2010: 2. Methods and Metrics (pp. 19-26)

The draft version of Chapter 2 of The Liblog Landscape 2007-2010, the first of several chapters to appear in C&I. Note that this link yields a 6×9 PDF, formatted as the book will be, rather than an HTML page.

Offtopic Perspective: Mystery Collection, Part 3 (pp. 26-33)

Discs 13-18 of this 60-disc 250-movie megacollection, including one classic and two near-classics.

My Back Pages (pp. 33-34)

Six snarky little essays in a bonus for whole-issue readers.

If you’re wondering, while Volume 10 is about 100 pages longer than I’d originally planned, it is not the longest volume. Volume 9 (2009) holds that honor(?), and I hope will continue to do so.

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