The late, great Steve Jobs will almost certainly live on as one of the most famous businessmen of all time, on a par with titans like John D. Rockefeller and Henry Ford. He revolutionized industry after industry, and built the most valuable company in the world. That’s why I was fascinated to read some of … Continue reading Steve Jobs, Master Negotiator?
While newspapers have certainly been dying for a long time, I officially called their time of death as 8:25 AM this morning. For the past week or two, I’ve been receiving mysterious phone calls from Missouri. The few times I picked up, no one was on the line. Today, I finally got someone on the … Continue reading RIP, Newspapers
Journalism is dead. Long live fandom. Michael Wolff, an old-school journalist, provides the autopsy in his recent Vanity Fair profile of Politico, the site for political junkies and insiders: The granular and focused and O.C.D. nature of Politico’s view of the world changes the language. Laymen can’t enter this conversation, and the people who are … Continue reading How Fandom Killed Journalism (And Why It’s A Good Thing)
Image courtesy of Steve Jurvetson John Siracusa, a veteran of eBooks for the Palm Pilot (!!!), has a great piece in Ars Technica on “The Once and Future eBook.” It’s a fascinating piece, and it doesn’t hurt that I’m a long-time fan of ebooks. Back in 1999, I even organized a panel on “digital products” … Continue reading “And Then They Died”: The Inevitability of eBooks