Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable

To describe the world before or after the spread of print was child’s play; those dates were safely distanced from upheaval. But what was happening in 1500? The hard question Eisenstein’s book asks is “How did we get from the world before the printing press to the world after it? What was the revolution itself like?” Chaotic, as it turns out. The Bible was translated into local languages; was this…

Essay: Steve Jobs' Legacy Is Missing Clue to Apple Tablet

Many have defined the problem — people are abandoning old media for new in droves — but nobody has come remotely close to figuring out the formula to monetize this audience in a way that ensures the range and level of news and periodical content and offers the rich experience advertisers will pay a premium to be part of. Pulling it off would take characteristic Apple hardware/software flair — and…