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Read online Raven.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Raven The trajectory of his turbulent life was breathtaking his range of experience vast In this evocative book the first biographical over view of Corvo s world in almost years noted Corvo scholar Robert Scoble examines the writer s character and motivations Scoble has drawn on his three decades of research in hitherto undisturbed library archives and troves of family letters to produce these essays in microhistory He shows how these lives intersected in the story of a great eccentric who assumed the bogus title Baron Corvo and spent his final years scandalising Venice by Robert Scoble

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In co authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel wrote Naked Conversations a book that persuaded businesses to embrace what we now call social media Six years later they have teamed up again to report that social media is but one of five converging forces that promise to change virtually every aspect of our lives You know these other forces already mobile data sensors and location based technology Combined with social media they form a new generation of personalized technology that knows us better than our closest friends Armed with that knowledge our personal devices can anticipate what we ll need next and serve us better than a butler or an executive assistant The resulting convergent superforce is so powerful that it is ushering in a era the authors call the Age of Context In this new era our devices know when to wake us up early because it snowed last night they contact the people we are supposed to meet with to warn them we re running late They even find content worth watching on television They also promise to cure cancer and make it harder for terrorists to do their damage Astoundingly in the coming age you may only receive ads you want to see Scoble and Israel have spent more than a year researching this book They report what they have learned from interviewing more than a hundred pioneers of the new technology and by examining hundreds of contextual products What does it all mean How will it change society in the future The authors are unabashed tech enthusiasts but as they write an elephant sits in the living room of our book and it is called privacy We are entering a time when our technology serves us best because it watches us collecting data on what we do who we speak with what we look at There is no doubt about it Big Data is watching you The time to lament the loss of privacy is over The authors argue that the time is right to demand options that enable people to reclaim some portions of that privacy, A handsome young publisher who spent weeks every year gambling in Monte Carlo casinos A Catholic monsignor who told fireside ghost stories to undergraduates A shabbily dressed bookseller who lived in a garden hovel A group of university librarians who specialised in arcane literature and erotica A biographer who spent lavishly the subscriptions of his fellow club members A collector whose single mindedness finally overwhelmed him br br What all these men had in common was an unshakeable obsession with the life and work of the English writer Frederick Rolfe better known under his pseudonym Baron Corvo who led a startlingly eventful life outraged Edwardian London and Venice and bequeathed to posterity a cluster of lively and compelling novels and short stories br br Corvo himself had no doubt that he was destined for celebrity Everything that relates to me he proudly wrote will be of interest some day and over the course of the century since his death this unlikely prediction came true albeit not quite in the way he expected Universal fame eluded him but his memory was kept alive by a tiny and obsessive band of enthusiasts adherents of the Corvo cult who collected his books competed for his relics and memorabilia and championed his place in literature br br This book recounts the history of one of the twentieth century s most resilient literary cults Biographies sometimes make tangential mention of posthumous reputations but this is the first time that the trajectory of one particular literary cult has been described with such completeness br br Corvo scholar Robert Scoble has tracked down the cultists letters and notes piecing together their associations and interactions and illuminating in unprecedented detail the unlikely story of the Corvo cult s growth and ultimate prosperity, No description available, No description available