Stripping Covers off The Hunger Games

March 25, 2012

Destroying paperbacks instead of recirculating them is a curious and wasteful vestige of the days when most pocket books were sold on newsstands alongside magazines. Magazines are topical – they have little resale value. Books do. But freight and logistics costs mean that pulping paperbacks is not necessarily as wasteful as it first appears. (more…)

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How Billionaires Help Connect the Dots

I assume that on October 2, 2005 Anthony Federico really did die “peacefully at home” of a heart attack before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could lay charges against him. He was only 46 years old. (more…)

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Magazines Come to TV

January 10, 2012

…or so said the article announcing Walrus TV. (more…)

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Boxie, the Story-Gathering Robot

December 31, 2011

Robotics is advancing by leaps and bounds, in no small part because of the superb FIRST robotics competition launched by Dean Kamen in 1989.

A new development with value to the future of publishing is Boxie, the Story-Gathering Robot, invented by Alexander Reben at the renowned M.I.T. Media Lab. Boxie is a robotic journalist; it could handle those “man on the street” videos with ease. (more…)

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Amazon Continues Publishing World Domination with Magazine Subscription Manager

October 10, 2011

From a press release that went out at 9 a.m. EDT today:

Amazon.com today announced that customers can now manage all of their print magazine subscriptions in one place, no matter where they were originally purchased. (more…)

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