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Does the Pope dislike Harry Potter?

Does the Pope dislike Harry Potter? Pope Benedict XVI allegedly disapproves of Harry Potter. In March, 2003 the then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger wrote to Gabriele Kuby: “It is good that you enlighten people about Harry Potter, because these are subtle seductions which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soul, before it can grow properly…” Kuby had sent ... Read More »

J.K. Rowling Bypasses Mainstream Reporters For Harry Potter Release

The only news-conference for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be given to 70 cub reporters between the ages of 8 and 16 on Sunday July 17. These lucky young journalists will hear JK Rowling read from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince just after midnight on July 16 in the Great Hall at Edinburgh ... Read More »

AppleScript: The Missing Manual

Applescript: The Missing Manual, by Adam Goldstein, is one of over 25 missing manuals written, edited, or inspired by David Pogue. It is a humorous introduction to AppleScript, an easy to learn programming language that comes with your Macintosh. It is also a valuable resource for anyone who uses AppleScript or wants to learn more about it. If you’re curious, ... Read More »

Who Let the Blogs Out

Since reading it in January, Biz Stone’s book has inspired me to start three blogs and I have plans for about three more. (My public blog is at boredofeducation.typepad.com. The others are internal in-house blogs at my work. Sorry.) If you are new to blogging you need to read Who Let the Blogs Out, by Biz Stone. If you’re a ... Read More »