[Pdx-pm] Fwd: UG News: Get Your Free Books + More from O'Reilly

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Subject: UG News: Get Your Free Books + More from O'Reilly
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Vintage Tomorrows]<http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zbprlq0iglk794o9kavo8q1u8u1oovfq51dejfb0>
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Vintage Tomorrows<http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zu15urv7uta82t0i1h90m2qog1rdas86vetl65l8>walks
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David Johnson<http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zhc9rc14bg2i26ssfje4j5q5e5m62dhjpdvbp940>(futurist
@ Intel) and James
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future, and technology as a whole, but come together to present a fantastic
documentation of this sub-culture. The book includes interviews with
experts such as *Cory Doctorow*, *James Gleick*, and *Margaret Atwood*, who
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The *Shared Learning Collaborative* (SLC) Apps Bounty Program has extend
been extended by popular demand. The new SLC Apps Bounty Program deadline
is Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Winners will be announced on a new date -
October 29, 2012. Interested developers are invited to submit proposals to
create these applications for the classroom. Two teams will receive *a
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