The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



June 20th, 2008

FedEx Kills Kinko’s Brand

In today’s edition of PrintAction‘s weekly newsletter, I found the headline: FEDEX KILLS KINKO’S BRAND. I had read this elsewhere, but had not previously encountered the embittered remarks of the company founder, Paul Orfalea. I could paraphrase the accompanying article, but as I’m a contributing writer to the publication, I hope that editor Jon Robinson…

June 15th, 2008

Steve Ballmer Forecasts the Death of Print Media

I am still reeling from Steve Ballmer’s atrociously ill-considered remarks to The Washington Post  (Ballmer, as most recall, is CEO of Microsoft, when Bill G. is not at home) that “there will be no media consumption left in 10 years that is not delivered over an IP network. There will be no newspapers, no magazines…

June 5th, 2008

Barack Obama and the Future of Publishing

As I watched the news reports on Tuesday evening indicating that Barack Obama had captured the Democratic nomination for president, I quipped to myself, “Time for a new blog entry called ‘Barack Obama and the Future of Publishing’.” But, I thought, I didn’t recall publishing as a theme of his campaign — I couldn’t recall…