An interesting read on technology journal FIN’s site, Joseph Walker’s article provides some insights into the approaches (or in some cases the lack thereof ) at several major publishing houses in adjusting to the rising tide of digital content consumption. There isn’t much I could add to [...]

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InfoWorld’s Galen Gruman is absolutely right in asserting that the NYT’s introduction of it’s tiered paywall is a necessary development, but that the media giant has gotten its price structures horribly confused, and, as a result, the unhappy experiment will probably fail miserably (again).

While continuing to provide the anonymous masses unfetteredĀ free access to [...]

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Stickin’ it to Indies

On December 20, 2010 By admin

Apple today unveiled a slew of new features within its iBooks app, specifically targeting the ability of publishers to create rich media books (such as children’s or art books) that adhere to stricter visual standards than traditional free-flowing texts found in the app so far. One problem: These features are only available as yet to [...]

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Book Camp

On December 8, 2010 By admin

I was fortunate enough to recently score an invite to NYC Book Camp, dubbed a “non-conference”, it was a loosely-structured forum on the future of publishing.

As my recent foray into the world of app development spawned largely from a desire to be a part of the migration from printed page to pixel, I [...]

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Presented for your consideration today, a brief examination of what makes an app an app, and distinctly not a desktop application, nor a mobile website for that matter (and this is by far a more compelling examination).

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Design Matters

On November 30, 2010 By admin

When it comes to software “design”, the ability to be precise is critical. As with any human creative pursuit, the software designer is entitled to assurances that their labors will be reflected to those who consume them precisely as the creator intended.

The general public doesn’t regard software as something to be appreciated in the [...]

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Where Books End & Apps Begin

On November 2, 2010 By admin

The New York Times is running an interesting article today discussing the thoughts and concerns of some Brooklyn based developers who are publishing their work as applications for Apple’s iOS.

Adderall Diaries Blurs Books-Apps Line draws attention to a number of issues, including, most interestingly to me, that of the editorial over-sight posed by [...]

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Googimal Farm

On August 6, 2010 By admin

Google: All websites are created equal, but some are more equal than others.

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Jailbreaks and iHeartaches

On July 29, 2010 By admin

TheĀ internet is abuzz this week with the U.S. Copyright Office’s ruling that consumers in the United States have the legal right to over-ride software that ships on their mobile devices, this to the objection of many manufacturers including Apple. While much has been said about the ruling, I’ve read very little in the way [...]

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Go App Yourself

On July 12, 2010 By admin

Google announced over the weekend that its new Android application development tool (“Google App Inventor”) would be available this morning. It’s a move that adds an interesting and potentially very significant layer to the bloomin’ onion of mobile application development. It solidifies the notion that Google is betting long-term that their open development model, which [...]

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