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 →
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 →
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 →
“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.
http://www.r2.co.nz/clientbin/player-licensed-viral.swf Mark Pesce’s blog the human network is a must read and he just published the full video of his talk at Webstock. The transcript was posted back in February but the video is well worth watching. Here are some scattered annotations on what Pesce… 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 →