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December 23rd, 2008

Does the Kindle Set Fire to Books?

Gosh am I slow on the uptake! Here I am in an unseasonably cold Vancouver, BC winter, each night placing kindling under the larger fire logs to ensure they’ll ignite. I just looked for a definition of kindle and find “kindled – ignited: set afire; ‘the ignited paper’; ‘a kindled fire.’” So is that the…

December 13th, 2008

Sam Zell can go to ….

Where the …. is the outrage at what Sam Zell has perpetrated in his financial manoeuvrings that have brought The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune and 23 television stations into bankruptcy? The aptly-named “Grave Dancer” has just dug a mass-grave for thousands of innocents who work these enterprises. The New York Times first report…

December 12th, 2008

The Future of Publishing: Doom

Well, I must give kudos to Steve Rubel, “a marketing strategist and blogger …and senior VP in Edelmean’s Me2Revolution practice.” (What would a junior VP do there?) Mr. Rubel, has by my estimate, broken the 100,000 barrier on the number of essentially self-proclaimed experts who have grabbed at some superficial data points and decided that…

December 10th, 2008

Pulitzer Prizes to Accept More Online Work

Once again I’m including this snippet in my “Good News Report.” According to a December 8th press release from the Pulitzer Prize website, “The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, which honor the work of American newspapers appearing in print, have been expanded to include many text-based newspapers and news organizations that publish only on the Internet,…