Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Silverfish Podcast #005 -- David Laskin and The Long Way Home

The Cyberpunk Librarian sits down with the historian and biographer David Laskin. We talk about The early 20th century emigrant experience, the horrors of 'the war to end all wars' and the struggle for legitimacy by conscientious objectors during that war.

Also, weather.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

'Fish Food

Recently, we had a very bad shock.

We realized that should the move to a fully virtual reading experience take place, the humble Lepisma saccharina, deprived of the glues and inks that give it sustenance, may in fact become extinct. As our slightly ironic mascot, we feel it to be our duty to provide a safe future habitat for this lovable (if disgusting and universally reviled) creature. We therefore take the following radical step:

The Silverfish Newsletter will be printing a supplemental issue of prose, poetry and black & white two dimensional art. As always we want this to be your publication, so we welcome your submissions!

Please send poetry, prose or image files to: prior to the submission deadline of May 1st 2011. We'll have broadsheets (11" by 17") ready in time for Summer!

(While your submissions cannot be returned, we promise that we will not feed them to any biological silverfish)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Silverfish Podcast #004 -- Dr. Janes vs Watson and The End Of Days

Karl and Dr. Janes discuss the implications of IBM's Jeopardy playing supercomputer. Will some clever assemblage of Big Data and Natural Language Processing spell the end of the Librarian as a profession? Find out here first!

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