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Why have authors written the IT revolution out of the story?

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New technology is changing the world of books beyond recognition, yet little reference is made to it in fiction. Why?This blog, and thousands like it, is part of the IT revolution that's changing the world of books beyond recognition. I've said it before, but it bears repetition: not since the...
Why have authors written the IT revolution out of the story?

Leonard Brody explains how the separation of the virtual and physical self is changing human behavior

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Entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author Leonard Brody believes that the technological advances in the last 20 years have changed human behavior more than the rest of history combined. How so, given the rise of the printing press, the industrial revolution and a whole other developments in the last 1,000 years...
Leonard Brody explains how the separation of the virtual and physical self is changing human behavior
School 2.0: teachers will be liberated from the classroom
University group open sources its code for online learning

Data & dollars: The death of the printing press doesn’t mean the death of the ‘press’

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The newspaper industry is facing challenging times for sure, as it struggles to adapt and keep pace with the digital onslaught. As with other more ‘traditional’ industries, many newspapers were blindsided by digital and are only now starting to properly embrace it. Indeed, the death of the printing press doesn’t...
Data & dollars: The death of the printing press doesn’t mean the death of the ‘press’

Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook's 'social mission'

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Facebook's IPO filing contains a lengthy letter from founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg which outlines the company's 'social mission' and its goals for the future.The multi-page letter, which will go out potential investors when FB goes public says the social network wasn't built to be a money-making company but a...
Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook's 'social mission'

13 ways of looking at Medium, the new blogging/sharing/discovery platform from @ev and Obvious

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[With apologies to Wallace Stevens, the finest poet to ever serve as vice president of the Hartford Livestock Insurance Company.] I. Medium is a new online publishing platform from Obvious Corp. It launched yesterday. Obvious is the most recent iteration of the company that created Blogger, Odeo, and Twitter....
13 ways of looking at Medium, the new blogging/sharing/discovery platform from @ev and Obvious

We have always been modern, and it has often scared us

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Worries about the pace of life and the effect of new technologies and media are nothing new, writes Rebekah HiggittThe idea that our world and even our minds are being made radically different by new technologies, above all the internet and social media, is everywhere. On Friday in these very...
We have always been modern, and it has often scared us

Disruptions: Next Step for Technology Is Becoming the Background

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From the printing press to the Google glasses, the earliest lumbering efforts in technology morph over time into streamlined, unnoticed tools of daily life, writes Nick Bilton....
Disruptions: Next Step for Technology Is Becoming the Background
Too many remotes? The internet of things can solve it

Is it the best of times or the worst of times for journalism? Yes

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If you’re convinced this is the worst possible time to be a journalist, there’s plenty of evidence to support you: just this week, there have been cutbacks at the New York Post and news of cuts at the venerable Village Voice, not to mention periodic bankruptcies and printing-press shutdowns. But...
Is it the best of times or the worst of times for journalism? Yes
This is why you need to learn how to talk to developers

Back To School: How To Ace Taking Notes

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Back in the day, before the printing press made books a widely available commodity, students sat through class transcribing each and every word of a published work, as dictated by the teacher. We still take notes today, sure, but note-taking and lectures themselves have come a long way. So as...
Back To School: How To Ace Taking Notes

Harvard, MIT Will Bring Classes To The Masses With Their ‘edX’ Online Learning Initiative

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Distance learners rejoice! Harvard University and MIT jointly announced their new non-profit edX online learning initiative in Cambridge earlier today, which aims to both enhance on-campus teaching and make courses from both schools available to people around the world for free. “This is the single biggest change in education...
Harvard, MIT Will Bring Classes To The Masses With Their ‘edX’ Online Learning Initiative

The digital truths traditional publishers don't want to hear

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The choices offered by digital publishing can only be good news for writers, says Barry Eisler. So why are traditional publishers so angry?Until November 2007, when Amazon introduced the Kindle, the only viable means of book distribution was paper. Accordingly, a writer who wanted to reach a mass audience needed...
The digital truths traditional publishers don't want to hear

PostDesk launches to give long-form journalism and online discussion a shot in the arm

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We’ve previously written that the death of the printing press doesn’t mean the death of the press. However, media organizations must evolve and work in new ways, a message that is starting to trickle throughout the press. Back in November, the UK’s Guardian newspaper reported a whopping 4m downloads of...
PostDesk launches to give long-form journalism and online discussion a shot in the arm

'The Single Biggest Change in Education Since the Printing Press'

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A new joint initiative between Harvard and MIT demonstrates the schools' desire to open themselves up to more people....
'The Single Biggest Change in Education Since the Printing Press'

The Future of Marketing Starts with Publishing Part 1

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I recently called for businesses to broaden their perspective of Social Media from an experimental stage of acting and reacting, to one of learning and leading through intelligence, participation, and also publishing. Creating social profiles and broadcasting tweets and status updates is elementary, whereas creating a meaningful presence through...
The Future of Marketing Starts with Publishing Part 1

Facebook Employs A Guy To Make Posters For The Office. Is He Going To Be A Millionaire Too?

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Facebook employs a guy named Ben Barry on its communications team. A big part of Barry's job, according to a profile in Collector's Weekly, is to make posters and plaster them all over the office. For this job, Facebook bought Barry his very own printing press. We've already learned...
Facebook Employs A Guy To Make Posters For The Office. Is He Going To Be A Millionaire Too?

A history of media technology scares, from the printing press to Facebook. http://su.pr/1UXn5o

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A history of media technology scares, from the printing press to Facebook. http://su.pr/1UXn5o

Zuckerberg's Letter to Shareholders: "Personal Relationships Are the Fundamental Unit of Our Society"

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Editor's note: As part of Facebook's initial public offering announcement today, founder Mark Zuckerberg included this letter to potential shareholders. "Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission - to make the world more open and connected. We think it's important...
Zuckerberg's Letter to Shareholders: "Personal Relationships Are the Fundamental Unit of Our Society"

Bookstores may be closing down, but the Internet isn’t entirely to blame

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‘Digital’ gets blamed for just about everything these days. The state of the music industry? Blame Spotify. Movies? Why not point that bony finger at The Pirate Bay. High-Street retailers? Amazon, c’mon now. Yes, The World Wide Web would be top of the FBI’s most-wanted list if we were to...
Bookstores may be closing down, but the Internet isn’t entirely to blame

Zuckerberg’s letter to potential shareholders discusses strengthening the economy

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Today, Facebook filed its S-1 paperwork to take the company public, and along with the filing came a letter from its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. In the letter, Zuckerberg discusses how important the connections that his company is making are. Along with social connections, Facebook’s CEO points out that connecting consumers...
Zuckerberg’s letter to potential shareholders discusses strengthening the economy
Seized site's lawyer: US breaking the law by taking domain names

EU Recognizes Need To Modernize Copyright, Announces Plan To Consider Reforms

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It seems like the whole world is slowly coming to grips that our printing-press-era rules may not be the best way to stimulate creation and regulate information flows in hugely complex digital networks. The EU is now officially taking the lead in the worldwide discussions on copyright reform. This move...
EU Recognizes Need To Modernize Copyright, Announces Plan To Consider Reforms

The 16th Century Religious Wars And Today's Copyright Monopoly Wars Have More In Common Than You Think

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Information advantage has always equaled power. The group in society that can control what the other groups know and don’t know will rise to power in every other aspect. Therefore, information technology has always been policed and even militarized to some extent, by any group that obtains the ability to...
The 16th Century Religious Wars And Today's Copyright Monopoly Wars Have More In Common Than You Think

Facebook’s S-1 Letter From Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook has just filed its S-1 to IPO. Below is the letter from Mark Zuckerberg about the purpose of the company. We’ll have more analysis shortly. LETTER FROM MARK ZUCKERBERG Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission — to make...
Facebook’s S-1 Letter From Mark Zuckerberg

DIY Data Science

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In a comment on yesterday's hobbyist post, Pete Griffiths offered "Do It Yourself Data Science" and I really liked that suggestion for a bunch of reasons.I think data science and machine learning (I know they are not the same thing) are going to be a very big part of tech...
DIY Data Science

What's next for books in the digital age? Outlook unclear | Dan Gillmor

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Innovations have blurred the boundaries of books and digital media, forcing authors and publishers to copeAmong my many other activities these days, I'm working on a new book ... or something like that.That qualification reflects the uncertainty of the times. As volumes printed on paper evolve to newer media -...
What's next for books in the digital age? Outlook unclear | Dan Gillmor
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