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Novels Written on Cellphones Become Hits

Cellphone novels? Some of you will cringe and those of you who slave over syntax of your words via computer are probably about to get mad. In Japan, authors actually create “literature” via text messages. This is an amazing feat and it’s working out. This story tells of a 21 year old, Rin who’s debut novel sold 400,000 copies and became number 5 in 2007. Our world definitely has changed, and how a novel can be written originally from texts is baffling, and they sell too? It continues to grow, even the list from last year, yields 5 of the top 10 best selling books. Imagine, seeing a person texting is no longer just sending a message, but it’s actually...

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Three Gorges Dam Problems “Some problems emerged at various stages of project planning and construction but could not be solved immediately.” Despite the huge amount of water it is designed to control, China’s Three Gorges Dam can do relatively little to alleviate severe drought conditions, and continues to cause harm downstream along the Yangtze River. (from CNN – Three Gorges Dam) Life in Hell ”If I were an avant-garde Japanese fashion designer, she’s who I’d want to be.” “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening collaborates with Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo to create fashion items based on the cartoonist’s Life in Hell comic strip. (from Style.com – Matt Groening) Burmese Buddhist Skating “We witnessed a different side to the Burma that...

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