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January 14th, 2009

The Eco-Calculator Widget

Found this interesting new widget this morning while waiting for a phone call. It’s available here. Get the Eco-Calculator widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! There’s a section of this site on The Impact of Environmentalism on the Future of Publishing. I’ve outlined the issues there, but I see it’s due for…

December 30th, 2008

Literacy and the Future of Publishing

If you’ve examined my short essay on the subject of literacy and the future of publishing you will find it both brief and dated (although, arguably, this subject does not evolve rapidly). I’ve been meaning for some time to recommend the TED site…what richness lies there! When it comes to the subject of literacy, Dave…

December 24th, 2008

It’s Not Just Reporters Losing Their Jobs

New York City, ever self-fixated, is treating the current downturn in the newspaper and magazine industries as a tragedy affecting mainly itself (oh yes, and a few folks in Chicago and LA), forgetting that this recession spreads far beyond its narrow borders. An article yesterday in Canada’s The Globe & Mail (the rough equivalent of…