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Friday, October 14, 2005

The Blooker Prize

No, that's not a typo in the headline -- the latest literary award is one created by called The Blooker Prize, which is a prize for, well, blooks. What's a blook? According to the competition site:
blook n. blook. A printed and bound book, based on a blog (cf. web log) or website; a new stage in the life-cycle of content, if not a new category of content and a new dawn for the book itself. cf. The Lulu Blooker Prize, ("The Blooker"), a literary prize, founded 2005, for blooks. [der. Eng. book, a bound collection of sheets of paper; blog (abbrev. web log, an internet journal, diary or personal website)]
One of the judges for the first Blooker Prize is Cory Doctorow, the man behind Boing Boing, and that fact alone gives a certain amount of credibility to the prize.

Maybe Julian Barnes should start a blog or something now. Give up on the Booker, dude, this is where the action is.
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