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A Sign of the Times

It’s not just car factories that are disappearing from Michigan. Property owners in Troy appear indifferent to keeping their library open. Ironically, Troy’s official motto is “The City of Tomorrow, Today.” I guess libraries are relics of the past. Note the 1970s architectural style of … Continue reading

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Google’s Press

According to Anthony Grafton at the New Yorker, Google is in the process of passing yet another milestone in the digitizing and distribution of books: Google announced [on Sept. 17th, 2009] that they would allow On Demand Books to produce paperback … Continue reading

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Josh Marshall on Kindlemania

Josh Marshall just read a book on his wife’s Kindle, and quickly perceived its implication for the old tree-based technology. Marshall thinks that the book is going down in the same way that the newspaper is going down. Timber!: I’ve always been an … Continue reading

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Slate Editor Jacob Weisberg: “The Kindle Will Change the World”

Slate editor Jacob Weisberg tries the Kindle and thinks it will mark a historic shift in print culture. Money quote: Like the Rocket e-book of 1999 (524 titles available!), it will surely draw chuckles a decade hence for its black-and-white … Continue reading

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The Twitter Slayers?: Will E-Readers and Russell Wilcox’s “E Ink” Save Us From the Dumbing-Down of Civilization?

Electronic media seems to be killing the book business and long-form journalism. Enter Russell Wilcox, CEO of E Ink. He is, according to Fortune magazine, perhaps the savior of the world (Jesus, step aside please). Wilcox is on a mission to literally rescue … Continue reading

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