The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



September 14th, 2009

Books Face Extinction as Schools go High-Tech

Well it certainly wins the inflammatory headline of the day award. This silly article in the Boston Herald would be OK with me if it said “printed books threatened,” or something approaching that line of thought. But we are not yet referring to the woolly mammoth. Among the choice quotes: 1. ““If you look at…

September 13th, 2009

It’s Time to Play CHEESE or font

What fun: a chance to play a game where you test your knowledge of the names of cheeses and the names of fonts. A tip for new players: you don’t need to go back to the home page to start a new game. As you can see in the illustration above, the next name appears…

September 12th, 2009

The Information Explosion Updated

One of the most consistently popular sections of my site is the “Influence” article on the Information Explosion. It well-illustrates the division I make between “Industries” and “Influences”. The information explosion is not, per se, an industry, but it certainly has an enormous impact on the future of publishing and the web. That’s why I’ve…