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  1. Dec 2015
    1. The Case of the Worthless Newspapers: Calling All Irregulars

      Why pay for this book when you can get it for free on UNGLUE.IT. it is available there in mobi format for the Kindle and epub for most other devices (and PDF if you insist).

      Or you can read it on-line including Hypothes.is annotations here

      Well, one reason to not get your copy free is because you want to publish a review.

      Another reason is because you haven't read the book yet so you don't know how to see this annotation telling you how to get the book for free!

    1. You can purchase this book on Amazon here.

      This book is only 99 cents on Amazon. However, because Amazon tells authors that they reserve the right to price-match the cheapest place price available to the public, and because this book is free at UNGLUE.IT, you might be able to complain to Amazon and have them make the book free there too.

      I have it on good authority that Len Bakerloo would be willing to forgo the revenues to deprive Amazon of the income. Why? I asked Len, and he said,

      "History resides in books. The first draft of history resides in newspapers. Jeff Bezos already controls books and now that he has bought the Washington Post we run the risk he wants to control the first draft of history as well. Why run the risk by helping him make more money. The guy is rich enough already."

    2. Genie Caldera’s

      Is this an anagram of someone famous?

    3. another penny is spent taking the customer to ball games and buying them services so that they will trade with us instead of our competition
    4. formula for calculating how stocks would be priced if people weren’t so greedy and fearful
    5. “(ICE=GLASS)^(ICE=WATER)”

      In what computer languages would this be a valid expression?

    6. hypothesis and a fact

      That's where you come in. Sherlock wants you to take most of what you hear in the news as the expression of a hypothesis, and your job is to figure out what is fact and what is fiction.

    7. Now, for the first time, it is revealed that at the age of twenty-nine he also discovered the secret of perpetual youth.

      Sherlock doesn't really explain this in the first chapter. You'll have to read the full series to understand how he pulled off this trick.

    8. We will become the new newspaper of record
    9. I just sold one for $250 million

      Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million.

    10. first draft of history

      In April 1963, Phil Graham delivered a speech to the overseas correspondents of Newsweek in London:

      "So let us today drudge on about our inescapably impossible task of providing every week a first rough draft of history that will never really be completed about a world we can never really understand…" (More here.)

      Phil Graham was co-owner of the Washington Post along with his wife, Katherine Graham. On October 1, 2013 Amazon owner, Jeff Bezos, bought the Washington Post, so perhaps not only will he own the history books he will also own the first draft of history.

    11. “Sure, we say we want our readers to comment on our stories but this isn’t what we had in mind.” – A newspaper publisher

      In this book you will learn how to annotate anything anywhere using the tools at Hypothes.is.

      Sherlock is hoping you will join with other Baker Street Irregulars in helping to catch errors in the press and crowd-source the search for meaning and relevance.

    1. misleading or sensational headlines to get your attention
    2. You didn’t always feel that way; what has changed?

      Truth be told, Sherlock believed that newspapers often went for the simplest explanation and even so-called detectives like Lestrade would fall for it. For example, in The Boscombe Valley Mystery, Lestrade says: "You have, no doubt, already formed your conclusions from the newspapers,The case is as plain as a pikestaff, and the more one goes into it the plainer it becomes."

      Sherlock believed that if it was in the newspaper then the story was necessarily oversimplified because it needed to appeal to simpletons like Lestrade.

      Although news stories often carry a kernel of truth, you usually need to do your own digging and thinking to find the real story.

    3. By Irene Adler

      Here is a photograph of me during my "flapper" years:

      The last known photograph of me.

      But I prefer this portrait made more than 100 years earlier.


      Learn about me here:

    1. More than 100 years ago Mr. Sherlock Holmes

      Few people know this but Sherlock was actually born in Russia in 1792 and didn't change his name until much later.