The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



November 18th, 2007

Newspapers at a Crossroad

The New York Times announced recently that it would shift away from its partially subscriber-based model to solely an ad-based model. Here is one of the most valuable media properties in publishing changing its tune, and perhaps signaling a new tune for all newpapers. As reported in InformationToday, “All the News That’s Fit to Print”…

October 24th, 2007

Advertising Rules the Web

Well, I’ve been blog-tied (that’s like “hog-tied”) because I just have not known what to write about on this blog for the last few weeks. Just when one story seemed more important than Darwinism, along came another, and before I knew it I was struck speechless (much to the pleasure of the creationists). But one…

October 3rd, 2007

More on Adobe & Microsoft

As I wrote in my blog yesterday,  The Adobe War Against Microsoft,  “I continue to marvel at Adobe’s ‘Mouse That Roared’ approach to the battle: its market cap is slightly less than 10% of Microsoft’s.” I also referred to the “battle between the emerging Adobe and the great Goliath.” Of course market capitalization, $26 billion…

October 2nd, 2007

The Adobe War Against Microsoft

If anyone was wondering whether or not Adobe has declared war against the (ostensibly ailing) Microsoft, the evidence became unmistakable on October 1. I continue to marvel at Adobe’s “Mouse That Roared” approach to the battle: its market cap is slightly less than 10% of Microsoft’s. But the war has certainly begun. We can argue…

September 19th, 2007

Document Standards

If you’ve been following the industry news in the last few weeks you may have noted that Microsoft failed (narrowly) to secure ISO approval for Office Open XML (OOXML). Your eyes may also have glazed over while you moved on to the next story. There are some extremely complex issues that underlie this story. They…