Internet Trends Report 2018
Mary Meeker's annual incredibly high-level trends data.
802  meeker 
11 weeks ago
Editoria — Building a Book in a Browser – Paged Media
UCalifornia Press' Erich van Rijn on browser-based editing and production
802  production 
february 2018
Apple and Walmart Inject New Life Into Sleepy E-Book Market
Interesting report on Kobo's new Walmart deal and the role that might be played by Shelfie, the e-book bundling service (a Vancouver startup) that Kobo acquired.
802  kobo  ebooks 
january 2018
Leftover Thoughts From 2017 – Baldur Bjarnason's Notes
> They benefit from the fact that modern software companies don’t actually have an incentive to make a better product. They have an incentive to create more invasive, trackeable products and until that changes, analogue products will have an ongoing competitive advantage.
january 2018
Announcing the Authors Alliance Guide to Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors | Authors Alliance
Yet another collective guide to fair use; this time from the Authors Alliance.
802  copyright 
december 2017
How Can We Make Scholarship More Relevant? | University of Venus
About the Triangle SCI (SCholarly Communications Institute) meetings that Hannah recently went to.
802  scholarly 
november 2017
Peer review: the end of an error?
On the use and usefulness of peer review
802  scholarly 
november 2017
Something is wrong on the internet – James Bridle – Medium
On "infrastructural abuse" stemming from algorithmically driven scale online. And the kids that watch.
802  models  children  algorithms 
november 2017
It's The End Of CanCon As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
The CanadaLand Podcast takes on Minister Joly's cultural policy announcement, with guest Michael Geist.
802  policy 
october 2017
Why Canada’s New Cultural Policy Will Be Terrible for the Arts · The Walrus
Via Sarah... This is about the brand new announcement re arts and culture policy from Minister Joly
802  policy 
october 2017
“This book is an action”: Notes on Creating a Feminist Small Press – Hook & Eye
Part of a 2-(or more) part blog series on the establishment of Toronto's Gap Riot Press.
802  models 
september 2017
We Need Your Help | Room Magazine
Room magazine subscription drive, with some magazine economics exposed.
802  magazines 
september 2017
W3C Publishes Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) as a W3C Recommendation
Web standards body recommends DRM layer as part of web specifications
802  DRM 
september 2017
Current Affairs | Culture & Politics
Disturbingly necessary rebuttal to the "pro-colonial" article published in Third World Quarterly... Which also raises all sorts of questions about peer review, impact, and scholarly publishing
802  scholarly 
september 2017
Did This Book Buy Its Way Onto The New York Times Bestseller List?
A great guide to publicity strategies, except applied in an unethical way...
802  structure  marketing 
august 2017
Why the print vs ebook story is a bit more complicated than that, actually
Very brief and to-the-point commentary on UK Publisher's stats for 2016
802  ebooks 
april 2017
Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria - The Atlantic
Interesting post-mortem on the late Google book scanning project.
802  google  book 
april 2017
Amazon 2016 Letter to Shareholders | Amazon.Com
Bezos 2016 letter, also including his 1997 letter
802  amazon 
april 2017
The rise of reading analytics and the emerging calculus of reader privacy in the digital world | Lynch | First Monday
Clifford Lynch provides a really well researched analysis of reader tracking strategies, tactics, and models, and why we should care.
802  reading  ebooks  privacy  data 
april 2017
Books after the Death of the Book | Public Books
Matt Kirschenbaum on the realpolitik of ebooks and unofficial supply chains in the digital era.
802  ebook  models 
april 2017
FiresideFiction: About Our New Site
Nice piece by Pablo Defendini about running a side outside of the norms of Wordpress, Medium, etc.
802  cms 
march 2017
Ethical imperatives in AI and generative art
An article based on Liza Daly's talk at SFU in Feb 2017
art  bots 
march 2017
DRM in HTML5 is a victory for the open Web, not a defeat | Ars Technica
On the adoption of DRM architectures withing web standards
802  open  web  drm 
march 2017
The Copyright Modernization Act: A Guide for Post-Secondary Instructors - viewcontent.cgi
Focusing on the educational fair-dealing exceptions added in Canada's Copyright Modernization Act (2012)
802  copyright 
february 2017
The Futures of Typography
Via Alessandra B, a really nice essay on the deep history and future of typography
802  type  design  history 
february 2017
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