The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



January 27th, 2010

New iPad is a Large iPhone

…except that you can’t use it as a phone (not out of the box, at any rate). And it’s not really a computer, because it runs on the iPhone OS. So yes, as Steve Jobs pointed out, there are currently 140,000 applications for that OS, but most of them are better described as “applets” rather…

November 5th, 2009

Steve Jobs: CEO of the Decade

Fortune Magazine has christened Apple Computer’s CEO, Steve Jobs, as “CEO of the Decade.” You certainly will find no disagreement from this corner. The Official Steve Jobs Photo from Apple Computer’s web site You’ll find some great coverage of the man, his career and his products at the link above (reinserted here for the mouse-weary). People…

September 2nd, 2009

Nokia Shows its First Netbook

There isn’t a whole lot of data on this ZDNet posting, but the news is larger than the data. Nokia is showing (off) its first netbook, the Booklet 3G, at a trade show in Germany. Here’s what I don’t care about the announcement: there are lots of competing netbooks on the market already most are…

August 10th, 2009

Do I Love Books or Do I Love Reading?

“Do I love books or do I love reading?” is the question posed by Ann Kirshner in her thoughtful and well-written article on The Chronicle of Higher Education web site. Kirshner writes: “When my book group picked Little Dorrit, I found myself asking that question….I decided to read Little Dorrit four ways: paperback, audiobook, Kindle, and…