The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



November 5th, 2010

Two Winners Win $50 Million

They’re $50 million lottery prize winners in a country where the prizes are tax-free. Claude and Kurt Blanchette-Ebert are a month away from celebrating their 30-year anniversary, though they’ve never could afford a vacation to celebrate any of the other 29. They recently lost their house. Claude worked as a furniture upholsterer; Kurt is a…

October 2nd, 2010

Google Converses With Me

Back in July I noticed that Google’s gmail SAS (software-as-a-service) enjoys chatting with me about spam. Tonight I found it reading my mail just as I was sending it: I think it’s becoming just a little too intimate (although it did help prevent a “senior moment”).

September 6th, 2010

It’s a Book

“Can you blog with it?” “No. It’s a book.” Cute little video for a new book by Lane Smith…great example of the use of viral online media to promote…a book.   “Lane Smith brilliantly captures the fears of today’s book lovers over e-readers in a children’s book — and does so with great humor.” —The…