Monday Morning Coffee – 18 December 2023

by Nate Hoffelder

After a decade of running The Digital Reader, Nate is a veteran web publisher with experience in design, maintenance, recovery, and troubleshooting. What little he doesn't know, he can learn.

December 18, 2023

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.

  • The Internet Archive has appealed the ruling in the Open Library piracy lawsuit, and the EFF is spouting propaganda in support of it.
  • Author Robert Sawyer is celebrating 40 years of using WordStar.
  • Amazon is flooding Audible with AI-generated audiobooks, and they are genuinely terrible to listen to.  FTR, I am not opposed to AI-generated audiobooks as an idea, but the way Audible is rolling them out is just a mess.
  • Written Word Media just released the results of their latest survey.
  • A new legal filing shows that Facebook knew that training its AI using pirated ebooks was illegal. 
  • Conan Doyle’s Professor Moriarty was inspired by a real person.


Hi, I'm Nate.

I build and fix websites for authors, and I am also a tech VA. I can build you a website that looks great and turns visitors into fans, and I can also fix your tech when it breaks. Let me fight with tech support so you don’t have to.

My blog has everything you need to know about websites and online services. Don’t see what you need. or want personalized help? Reach out.

You May Also Like…


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Skip to content