No, no, don't switch off. I know that you asssociate 17th Street with Kaavya Viswanathan, and I know that you are weary of all that. But I have something new. Honest.
Well, actually John Barlow has something new. He has actually been there -- metaphorically speaking. He has worked with the guys at 17th Street, and got money off them! Which he didn't have to pay back! Now if that isn't worth your time I don't know what is.
John also has a blog, don't forget.
Meanwhile, Reuters report that Kaavya Viswanathan's novel -- good, bad, or indifferent, original or totally pinched -- has been pulled off the shelves by her publisher (link from booktrade.info).