Print is Dead; Long Live Print!

“Print is dead; if they want to stay alive, magazines must go digital.” So goes the conventional wisdom. Indeed, printing and mailing full-color, glossy magazines is an expensive proposition, and ad revenues (which fund the printing and mailing) have been dropping like stones for years now. So, harkened by the rise in tablet and e-reader […]

The Future is the Past: Twittertape

┬áVia the BBC: Web developer Adam Vaughan has created a post-modern “tickertape” machine that prints tweets. He said he built it from scratch, using salvaged parts. The actual printing is done inside a hidden base using a thermal printer and micro-controller. He said that when he ran his idea past friends and family, it. Now, […]

News Flash: Some People Prefer Actual Books

According to a story on USA Today, some colleges are requiring students to purchase e-textbooks, even if they would prefer the old-fashioned print versions. The story quotes Indiana University professor Timothy Baldwin as saying he “longs to hold a book in his hands.” I can see the advantage of having all one’s textbooks in a […]