So, even if they now seem natural, the lengths and formats of books are but cultural accidents. Sam Leith — Is this the end for books?
I’ve meant to set up a photo blog for a while now. I made a quick photo theme a while back but it was really just a dirty hack of this theme and I never got around to setting it up. This time I decided… Continue reading →
Author’s note: A quote or a few sentences about a piece make up many of my posts here. This time I’m trying something new. Consider it an experiment in turning my blog into a type of digital marginalia. I’d love to hear what you think… Continue reading →
Picked up The Information by James Gleick this weekend at Powell’s. I’m already 3 chapters in and it’s solid; a really great read.
I was reading this terrific post by Seth Godin a few nights ago. One particular passage stood out. He writes that: The librarian isn’t a clerk who happens to work at a library. A librarian is a data hound, a guide, a sherpa and a… Continue reading →
Picked up The Elements of Content Strategy to read for this weekend. Looking forward to it.
We’ll debundle books into their constituent bits and pieces and knit those into the web, but the higher level organization of the book will be the focus for attention — that remaining scarcity in our economy. A book is an attention unit. A fact is… Continue reading →
New reading for this week. Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism by Eric Burns. Last week I finished up Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford. It’s a really wonderful book that has some thought-provoking reflections on life, work, and… Continue reading →
Just helped fund The Manual on Kickstarter. Sounds like a great project to produce a high-quality print magazine about design on the web.