The Context of Content, in the Back of a Fast-moving Cab

  I was reading The Wall Street Journal in a cab on a BlackBerry just now and I realised what’s wrong with print media. It still hasn’t got that not everything is going to be read in a newspaper. See this story about Gordon Brown. It might look good as the main story on the …

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Another News Map

Probably not very new this, but I love it as a way to get a sense of how the traditional print media are presenting the day’s news around the world: Newseum “Today’s Front Pages” is an online presentation of one of the Newseum’s most popular exhibits. Every morning, more than 300 newspapers from around the …

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A Wake, And A Wake-Up Call

Just got back from a ‘wake’ for the Far Eastern Economic Review, which, after 58 years, went monthly last October under the ownership of my employer, Dow Jones. I won’t get into the politics of that decision, but it did occur to me, listening to some eminent former FEER personnel talking this evening, that three …

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Hardware: Printing On a Napkin

 A printer the size of a mouse that can print on anything? Sounds too good to be true?  Well, er, it is — for now. But it could happen as soon as some manufacturers start putting together PrintDreams’ technology. This is what it should look like:     (Not the pen, silly.)   PrintBrush “has …

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