Random Round-Up

Just a sampling of cool writing-related news from around the Web:

The Bank of England is putting Jane Austen’s image on its £10 note. Before you start congratulating the UK for being so much more cultured and sophisticated than the U.S., know that the bank only did so after being taken to task over its sexist decision-making process.

In a beautiful example of blending digital and analog, Moleskine has designed an iPad case/paper notebook. It’s very cool; I’m just not sure it’s $90 worth of cool.

NASA is sending a haiku to Mars! Voting is closed, but the winning haiku will be announced Aug. 8. Click here to read some of the haiku submitted by readers. The winning poem will be sent to Mars via the MAVEN project, which is designed to learn more about the red planet’s atmosphere.


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