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A Pretzel Love Story
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A Pretzel Love Story

Artwork by Jasper.ai Once upon a time, in a small bakery nestled in the heart of a bustling city, a young woman named Emily worked tirelessly to create the most delicious pretzels in all the land. Her warm, flaky creations were a hit with the locals, and she quickly gained a reputation as the best...

What Nuru Is…
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What Nuru Is…

Artwork by Matthew Childers Nuru is a variant of the famed Roko’s Basilisk. A human created, and self-developed, artificial intelligence that has reached to point of seeing into the vastness of time itself. At the center pin of the known universe sits one version of Nuru. The version who is a god of humanity and desires...

There’s an Uncensored Library in Minecraft
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There’s an Uncensored Library in Minecraft

“It didn’t come from the Government down. There was no dictum, no declaration, no censorship, to start with, no! Technology, mass exploitation, and minority pressure carried the trick, thank God. There is more than one way to burn a book.” Ray Bradbury. The E-JSD is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my...

Smoking Cotton
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Smoking Cotton

Artwork done by Jasper.ai EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a work originally published on Mr. Underwood’s blog site back in 2017. The original work is now longer available on the site, but can be found in the internet archival sites like Wayback Machine for those interested. This is an updated version of that story. In the...

Smoking Cotton by Seth Underwood
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Smoking Cotton by Seth Underwood

A science fiction future interview with the scientist who discovered Boutcyclidine, one of the least harmful drugs available to humanity which has now turned lethal. This is not real, but fiction. Author’s Page Link on Joseph Street Digest – Seth Underwood By signing up for our Newsletter, you will automatically get a Free 1-Year Paid...

Librarians Complained About Being “Windowed” for E-Books by Large Publishing House in 2019
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Librarians Complained About Being “Windowed” for E-Books by Large Publishing House in 2019

“I have an unshaken conviction that democracy can never be undermined if we maintain our library resources and a national intelligence capable of utilizing them.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a letter to publisher Herbert Putnam Unlike our previous reporting on book censuring with libraries, NPR recently reported on the state of the e-book business....

Literature in the News | Librarians Complained About Being “Windowed” for E-Books in 2019 |E-JSD
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Literature in the News | Librarians Complained About Being “Windowed” for E-Books in 2019 |E-JSD

Literature in the News | Librarians Complained About Being “Windowed” for E-Books by Large Publishing House in 2019 |E-JSD According to NPR, in 2019 librarians protested publishing house, Mcmillian, for a practice known as windowing, where e-books were embargoed to only one possible copy being loaned for a specified time. Check out the NPR story...

The Toll of ASMR Fame
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The Toll of ASMR Fame

Artwork by Jasper.ai Click Here To Get 1 Year Free Paul had been in Tokyo for a few weeks and was getting a little tired of the constant noise and crowds. He walked into a barbershop on a quiet side street, hoping for a quick trim. The shop was small but clean, and the young...

Rosella Tolfree and Drugs
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Rosella Tolfree and Drugs

Artwork by Jasper.ai While weed in our times is becoming increasingly popular to decriminalize, especially state by state in the U.S., by Rosella’s time, even harder drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, have been decriminalized in an effort for states to capture sales revenues from addiction. Most 20th and 21st century experts point to the...

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