Month: April 2013

Much knowledge is still sealed in books, away from the internet

When we search for something in Google, and there are no results; we tend to think that if it’s not in Google, then it doesn’t exist. An example: A fascinating twitter account pulls quotes from various articles by the famous (and dead) art critic Clement Greenberg. Reading these abbreviated quotes are fascinating little nuggets. Often …

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Why I love working in the syndication business

Where has content distribution been since 2000 and where is it going? This month I celebrate 13 years working at Tribune Media Services, a syndicate that distributes over 180 columnists, comic strips, and puzzles. I missed my opportunity at my 10-year anniversary party to explain my passions behind working at a syndication company. The surprise …

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ebook marginalia, ebook lending, and used ebook lending

Joel Mathis makes these three great points in: “Three features we’d want in an Amazon used ebooks marketplace” 1) All ebooks should retain their marginalia 2) Unlimited lending/giving 3) Let a real used marketplace develop Please consider reading his points in detail on his blog post. Here’s my commentary on each point: 1) All ebooks …

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