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Monday, 22 August 2011

Pottermore, the new, officially J.K. Rowling–sanctioned Harry Potter website, is now conducting a "closed beta." -

Pottermore, the new, officially J.K. Rowling–sanctioned Harry Potter website, is now conducting a "closed beta." - 


Pottermore, the new, officially J.K. Rowling–sanctioned Harry Potter website, is now conducting what's known as a "closed beta." That means that it's not open to the public, but a bunch of lucky fans, about a million of them, have been invited in to explore it early.
I'm one of them. My daughter, whom we'll call Plum, is another. Plum is 7, but she's a voracious reader and no mean Potter scholar. She's about to finish the series for the second time. She is, needless to say, crazed with excitement. She also has a very short attention span.
Plum and I settled in for our first session with Pottermore the other day. I sat at the keyboard, since Plum doesn't use a computer yet, and she looked over my shoulder. We logged in, using the username and password Pottermore had given us. The Pottermore interface is elegant — a thing of twisted branches and silver filigree. There's an owl perched at the top of the screen.


Read more: http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,2089575,00.html#ixzz1VnBIisgS

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