The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy

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November 30th, 2010

Head Over to the New York Times

The New York Times is positively bursting with fun and fascinating reading for publishing technologists. There’s a nifty little tablet comparison feature, which will allow you to create your own comparison chart like this one: Your chart will be larger, and might just compare the two tablets you’re lusting after the most. Keep in mind that if…

November 22nd, 2010

1 of 60 Writers in 1 of 60 Places

Vivid words images from the film 60 WRITERS / 60 PLACES. The writer is Giancarlo DiTrapano. He runs the New York Tyrant, “a tri-quarterly literary magazine based in Hell’s Kitchen, focusing on the immediacy of the short story. The pieces, coming from voices both new and seasoned, are concise, evocative, often humorous, and sometimes surreal….

November 11th, 2010

Cooking with the New York Times

A sign of the times, as it were: three of the most popular stories on the New York Times site this morning are about cooking. OK, we’re all planning our Thanksgiving feasts to be held two weeks from today. But isn’t there anything more important? Oh, yeah, there’s a story about the rapper Shyne, “the…

November 5th, 2010

Two Winners Win $50 Million

They’re $50 million lottery prize winners in a country where the prizes are tax-free. Claude and Kurt Blanchette-Ebert are a month away from celebrating their 30-year anniversary, though they’ve never could afford a vacation to celebrate any of the other 29. They recently lost their house. Claude worked as a furniture upholsterer; Kurt is a…

October 22nd, 2010

The Kids Won’t Let Me Burn My Books

Daddy: Please don’t burn the books. Then there won’t be any books in the house and I kind of like them. Some folks dined recently with Ross Dawson. Dawson apparently wrote his future-of-publishing-themed blog entry while dining. Here’s a snippet: A critical issue is the physical space that books take. Some have tried to get rid of…