The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



March 9th, 2010

Millions Terrified by One Long Unbroken String of English Words

Courtesy of Bob McArthur I learned that in today’s online the Onion you’ll find the headline “Nation Shudders At Large Block Of Uninterrupted Text.” Can you blame them?                                                                                                                                From the Onion Boston resident Charlyne Thomson said, “Why won’t it just tell me what it’s about?” There are no bullet points, no highlighted parts….

September 12th, 2009

The Information Explosion Updated

One of the most consistently popular sections of my site is the “Influence” article on the Information Explosion. It well-illustrates the division I make between “Industries” and “Influences”. The information explosion is not, per se, an industry, but it certainly has an enormous impact on the future of publishing and the web. That’s why I’ve…