The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy

The Kids Won’t Let Me Burn My Books

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…

October 11th, 2010

The Dumbest Publishing Startup of 2010

You thought you dislike online banner advertising? Perhaps you’ve even installed software like Ad Annihilator, Adblock Pro or Super Ad Blocker to block banner ads from appearing. Or, more likely, you’ve trained yourself to just filter them out, to generally ignore these intrusive ads. Do not despair. Now you can renounce your bad habits and regain the…

October 2nd, 2010

Google Converses With Me

Back in July I noticed that Google’s gmail SAS (software-as-a-service) enjoys chatting with me about spam. Tonight I found it reading my mail just as I was sending it: I think it’s becoming just a little too intimate (although it did help prevent a “senior moment”).