The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



September 7th, 2009

Meet Mr. Twitters — This Week Only

In this week’s online The New Yorker there’s a great Ros Chast cartoon called “Meet Mr. Twitters.” You’ll find it also at the link above, along with 16 others, and the usual generous selection of free content from the current issue (with some kept behind the firewall to encourage subscriptions). I can only leave this…

September 4th, 2009

Bright Moments in the Future of Publishing

I’m often accused by friend and foe alike of being inherently a pessimist, and often think that this must color my thinking and hence my writing on this website. I’ll always recall my father, somewhat depressed towards the end of his life, offering me the sage advice: “Son, you’ll often hear people say that things…

September 2nd, 2009

U.S. TV Viewing at 141 Hours per Month

While blogging the previous post on the decline in ad spending in the first half of 2009, I found a story that struck me as even more depressing. The interesting aspect for the future of publishing is that “watching video on the Internet averaged 3 hours and 11 minutes among viewers 2 plus, while mobile…

September 2nd, 2009

Nokia Shows its First Netbook

There isn’t a whole lot of data on this ZDNet posting, but the news is larger than the data. Nokia is showing (off) its first netbook, the Booklet 3G, at a trade show in Germany. Here’s what I don’t care about the announcement: there are lots of competing netbooks on the market already most are…