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January 14th, 2009

The Eco-Calculator Widget

Found this interesting new widget this morning while waiting for a phone call. It’s available here. Get the Eco-Calculator widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! There’s a section of this site on The Impact of Environmentalism on the Future of Publishing. I’ve outlined the issues there, but I see it’s due for…

June 20th, 2008

FedEx Kills Kinko’s Brand

In today’s edition of PrintAction‘s weekly newsletter, I found the headline: FEDEX KILLS KINKO’S BRAND. I had read this elsewhere, but had not previously encountered the embittered remarks of the company founder, Paul Orfalea. I could paraphrase the accompanying article, but as I’m a contributing writer to the publication, I hope that editor Jon Robinson…

June 4th, 2008

The Future of Printing at drupa

Every four years in Dusseldorf, Germany an enormous printing trade show, called drupa (standing for Druck Und Papier [in German: printing and paper] gets underway. According to the official¬†press release, “With 1,971 exhibitors from 52 countries spread across an exhibition area of over 175,000 square metres and an anticipated 400,000 visitors from around the globe,…

May 31st, 2007

There’s Excitement in the Air!

Is there a full moon? For some reason tonight’s news is packed with fascinating technology developments. I subscribe to the TED website, which very generously allows mere mortals who can’t find the time (or afford the price of admission) to experience much of what takes place at this extraordinary conference. Tonight an email from the…