The End of History (Books)

Yes, it’s stunning to watch the spinning images in the table of elements ebook that comes with the iPad.  But what does the brave new world of ebooks hold for educational and nonfiction authors? In order for electronic books to live up to their billing, we have to fix a system that is broken: getting permission to use copyrighted material in new work. Either we change the way we deal…

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For Photographers, the Image of a Shrinking Path

The digital photography course that SHU’s journalism students are supposed to take typically fills up, so that students can’t take the course until they are seniors.  That rather defeats the purpose of requiring the course — I was hoping that students who take the course will be able to take photos for the student paper for a couple years before they graduate.  That hasn’t really been happening, and right now…