All the “wrong” things 37signals did with Rework. Matt from 37signals writes about all the things they did “wrong” with Rework. Like usual, none of it affected things negatively as the book was a tremendous success.
“I, Reader” is a great essay about reading, books, and digital devices. One of my favorite bits: If you were to ask me what I thought I was doing in checking news sites on the internet as many as eight to 10 times per day,… Continue reading →
A short video produced by IDEO on the future of the book. The first prototype is the most interesting to me.
Boone Gorges just released Anthologize, a very interesting WordPress plugin for collecting content and publishing in a variety of e-book formats. Looks like a great idea.
A few weeks ago Religion Dispatches published an article about medieval manuscripts and multitasking. The point is that for centuries our minds have referenced texts on multiple levels; the internet did not inherently create this distraction. There is also this gem from a David Brooks column: The… Continue reading →
The Guardian published an article a few days ago discussing the concerns of some academics over modern reading habits. It centers around the idea that, for some, reading online is an inherently shallower process that leaves a person less educated than reading traditional print texts. This… Continue reading →
An interesting project is underway that seeks to create a model for book publishing that can thrive on the web and across devices. More intriguing, though, is that the founders are taking WordPress as their starting point and developing the software through plugins. There’s even… Continue reading →
In an effort to start tracking some of the ideas I have while reading I want to start making note of ideas and questions that come up here. This is the first of such posts and we’ll see what form they take in the future.… Continue reading →
Published in the New York Times yesterday: In the rapidly evolving college textbook market, one of the nation’s largest textbook publishers, Cengage Learning, announced Thursday that it would start renting books to students this year, at 40 percent to 70 percent of the sale price. Then,… Continue reading →
News about e-books just keeps coming. This from a New York Times article today about mobile versions of Google Book Search and Amazon Kindle books: In a move that could bolster the growing popularity of e-books, Google said Thursday that the 1.5 million public domain… Continue reading →