July 7th, 2010
I was on the Audience Development magazine website tonight, led there once again by Bob Sacks, and found an interesting piece of news about magazine circulation…which will appear on my next post (such suspense!). This post is about CAPTCHAs. Did you know that CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and…
July 5th, 2010
I uncover some unusual sites and blogs because I have a Google Alert for “future of publishing.” I can’t imagine I would have found it otherwise. Andrew Shaffer is the author of the forthcoming Harper Perennial Paperback Original Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love, to be published January 4, 2011. (Unusual exactitude for a big…
July 4th, 2010
The release of Apple’s iPhone 4G has become a midsummer blockbuster. No vampires — just out of control electronics, deceitful software, and scary artificial limbs. It started as a winner… But a problem fixed became a problem created… And of course the lawsuits start flying left and right. Suddenly Steve Jobs generates one of his infamous…
July 1st, 2010
I was reading David Pogue’s always-interesting Thursday New York Times personal technology column, which yesterday was in two parts. The second discusses new mobile phone software called Swype. According to Pogue “It’s a new way to enter text, invented expressly for touchscreen phones…. When you use Swype, you see what looks like a standard onscreen keyboard….
June 23rd, 2010
(Flash required.) First click once on the image below; when the video starts, click “Skip this ad” in the upper right-hand corner… Boston Globe Tailors Print Edition For Three Remaining Subscribers And The Washington Post is now printing on fluffy pancakes with a side of bacon! From The Onion.