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November 11th, 2010

Cooking with the New York Times

A sign of the times, as it were: three of the most popular stories on the New York Times site this morning are about cooking. OK, we’re all planning our Thanksgiving feasts to be held two weeks from today. But isn’t there anything more important? Oh, yeah, there’s a story about the rapper Shyne, “the…

October 22nd, 2010

The Kids Won’t Let Me Burn My Books

Daddy: Please don’t burn the books. Then there won’t be any books in the house and I kind of like them. Some folks dined recently with Ross Dawson. Dawson apparently wrote his future-of-publishing-themed blog entry while dining. Here’s a snippet: A critical issue is the physical space that books take. Some have tried to get rid of…

September 16th, 2010

Just in Time: An Expert on the Future of Books

Phew! That was close. Just yesterday I read on Simon Pulman’s Transmythology blog (Story, Branded Entertainment & Transmedia) that “It is a given that 90% of books purchased will be digitally downloaded.” Today I learned from an “expert” that “the book is here to stay.” Professor Clingham is a professor of English — clearly not…