Saturday, July 29, 2006

Internet Movie Database

If your summer plans include escaping the hot weather in an air conditioned movie theater (or with a DVD at home), don’t forget to check out the Internet Movie Database (Imdb). This popular entertainment site is a one-stop gold mine of movie facts and news, ratings and reviews, actor biographies, filmographies, opening dates and local theater showings, awards and festivals, film and actor photo galleries, films on DVD, and much more. Imdb is the brainchild of founder and manager Col Needham, a British film enthusiast and engineer who started out in 1990 with only a bulletin board database of movie credits in the early days of the Internet. The success story of Imdb is the subject of a New York Times article by Richard Siklos (May 28, 2006).

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Sources For Summer Reading

Got some titles in mind for Summer reading material, before returning to pore over cases and statutes? Then try, which describes itself as "the open marketplace for books online, —a one-stop ecommerce search engine where you can search through over 100 million new, used, rare, and out of print books for sale". BookFinder covers popular new and used book services, such as Amazon, ABE, and Alibris, as well as smaller and more obscure sellers.

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