Tuesday Links: Power, ReCaptcha, Junot Diaz

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  • Experience “THE POWER OF BOOKS
  • You know those annoying puzzles where you type in the letters so the computer knows you’re not a computer creating a fake account or sending spam? A group from Carnegie Mellon is using these “Captchas” to help digitize books. ReCaptcha is a special type of Captcha that displays words that book digitization software is having trouble deciphering. So, by letting the computer know you’re not a computer, you can help some other computers digitize our books.
  • I missed Junot Diaz’s appearance at the Free Library of Philadelphia where he read from his new novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, but Season Evans was there.
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One Response to “Tuesday Links: Power, ReCaptcha, Junot Diaz”

  1. Celia
    at 7:46 am on September 23, 2007

    Check out an exclusive interview with Junot Diaz about his life before becoming a successful writer in Slice, a new literary magazine, which is available now.

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