Books in the public domain, lovingly designed and typeset, available in multiple formats for free. Great works of fiction from Austen, Conrad, Stevenson, Wells, Hardy, Doyle, and Dickens, along with classics of non-fiction like Darwin’s The Origin of Species and Shackleton’s South!
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
I love these kinds of deep dives into one seemingly simple pattern; in this case it’s a download link with the humble
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
You can download the PDF of Anton’s graphic novel Gather for free.
Monday, June 10th, 2013
A terrific quiz about browser performance from Jake. I had the pleasure of watching him present this in a bar in Amsterdam—he was like a circus carny hoodwinking the assembled geeks.
I guarantee you won’t get all of this right, and that’s a good thing: you’ll learn something. If you do get them all right, either you are Jake or you are very, very sad.
Friday, January 13th, 2012
Some very interesting results from testing background image downloads contained within media queries or overridden with media queries: it turns out that, in iOS at least, the browser is getting smarter and smarter.
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
Download Calexico live in Nuremburg, licensed under a Creative Commons attribution non-commercial share-alike license.
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
A treasure trove of music from Archive.org.
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
A free PDF of the inside story of George Lucas, his intensely private company, and their work to revolutionize filmmaking. Discover the birth of Pixar, digital video editing, videogame avatars, THX sound, and a host of other icons of the media age.
Friday, May 1st, 2009
Lawrence Lessig's newest book, Remix: Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy, is now available as a free PDF download.
Sunday, March 29th, 2009
Indie compilations for you to download for free.
Sunday, December 7th, 2008
Fellow Powncers: authenticate here before December 15th to partake of the musical love that has been shared.
Wednesday, May 7th, 2008
Excellent explanation of DRM by Mark Pilgrim, prompted by MSN Music's gunshot to the head.
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
Ever wanted to remix a Radiohead song? Me neither. But for those who do, they now can.
Monday, January 14th, 2008
The asking price of $49 for all these apps together is a bargain. CSSEdit alone is easily worth that much.
Monday, October 1st, 2007
Radiohead are distributing their next album themselves. You'll be able to download it for the princely sum of... whatever you feel like paying.
Wednesday, July 4th, 2007
Science-fiction author Lews Shiner is releasing many of his short stories online for free (HTML or PDF).
Thursday, June 21st, 2007
Peter Saville is releasing some of his fonts for free. I'm grabbing the beautiful serif typeface used on the front of Joy Division's "Closer"; it's gorgeous.
Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
The PDF book of the T-shirt of the philosophy from 37 Signals. There are 4 chapters online for you to sample.
Thursday, August 18th, 2005
A nice app for browsing and buying audiobooks - but why isn't it a website?