Disengaged itineraries

This map (commonly referred to as the Catawba Map) reproduces a one presented to the governor of South Carolina about 1721 by representatives from the native inhabitants, most likely members of the Nasaws. The circles on the map represent Native American societies living northwest of Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston and Virginia (the English societies in the area) are rectangles. The use of circles to represent Indian societies may be connected…

Pay to borrow or borrow for free?

I read Johnathon Fitzpatrick’s column in the Seattle Weekly this morning, College Bookstores Learn Not to Mess with Amazon After Private Complaint Draws Lawsuit Over Textbooks (Mr Fitzpatrick needs to do a little work on his snappy headline writing style). The American textbook industry is upset by Amazon’s latest heavy-handed marketing ploy, offering up to 80% off of textbook costs for students by loaning kindle access instead of selling them…