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--A San Jose Mercury News article published in summer 2000. Coming.

--A U.S. News & World Report article on TeleRead, dated May 4, 1998: "Books in Cyberspace."

--TeleRead in the Washington Post of August 21, 1996: "Real Books on the Internet."

--The TeleRead chapter in Scholarly Publishing: The Electronic Frontier, a book published in 1996 by The MIT Press and the American Societary for Information Science. This is a draft version. Even the published one does not incorporate all the wrinkles added to TeleRead in the past few years.

--TeleRead in Computer-Mediated Communications, dated May 1995: "The Cutting Edge: Lobbying for a Digital Library," by Chris Lapham.

--Billy Barron's article, in ConneXions, The Interoperability Report, Page 25, December 1993: The TeleRead Proposal. A UNIX whiz and Internet guru who created a well-known listing of online libraries, he published a similar article in the newsletter of the Internet Society.

--William F. Buckley, Jr.'s "On the Right" column of May 17, 1993, a friendly description of the idea. WFB also wrote on TeleRead a few years later, and that citation should appear here in the near future.

--A Washington Post article published on April 4, 1993. Follows up on Computerworld piece, suggesting tax on TV sets.

--Commentary in Computerworld, dated July 6, 1992: Information Access for All: What If TV Sets Cost a Little More, Computers Almost Nothing, and Everyone Could Tap into a National Database Containing Everything in Print? Among other things this article describes a machine with many of the characteristics of the forthcoming TabletPC. A shorter version of the piece came out later that summer in the Baltimore Sun.


--Library Journal's laughably inaccurate diatribe against TeleRead. In the May 15, 1998, issue, Francine Fialkoff puts down TeleRead as a "popularity contest." She neglects to mention the true goal of TeleRead's pay-to-play idea (under which publishers would have to risk money early on to be eligible for truly huge payments later). Guess where the money from the lost bets would go. Midlist books. Academic books. And so on. But Ms. Fialkoff is too much of a tech-hater in this case to think that far ahead. Furthermore, rather than diminishing the influence of librarians, TeleRead would allow willing readers to limit searches to librarian-blessed titles.