Articles by Nick Moran

August 25, 2011

Outsourcing Tech Manufacture and the Cost of the Kindle 0

According to Steve Denning at Forbes, “the U.S. has lost or is on the verge of losing its ability to develop and manufacture a slew of high-tech products.” He says the U.S. will never be able to manufacture a Kindle on its own soil. But if the environmental cost of producing just one e-reader, as […]

August 25, 2011

“We love sentences and the people who create them.” 0

Christopher Newgent set up Vouched as a way to reinvigorate the book selling dynamic. By setting up guerrilla book stores and launching his Vouched Presents series, he’s had some success. You can keep tabs on their Twitter account to see when they’ll stop by your area.

August 25, 2011

“Time is the substance from which I am made.” 1

Yesterday was Jorge Luis Borges‘ 112th birthday, and you can celebrate belatedly by reading his Paris Review interview and his treatment in The New York Review of Books.

August 25, 2011

Steve Jobs Biography Gets Unexpected PR Boon 0

Walter Isaacson‘s biography of Steve Jobs is slated for a November 21st release. As the Apple CEO announced his resignation last night, the timing of the book Steve Jobs really could not be better.

August 24, 2011

On DFW, On Blogging 10

Practically everyone read Maud Newton‘s riff on David Foster Wallace‘s influence this weekend, but Edward Champion had some issues with it.

August 24, 2011

NASA’s Science Fiction 0

Science fiction is about to get a lot more scientific. Tor and NASA will be collaborating on some book projects.

August 24, 2011

On Yesterday’s Earthquake 0

In both pizza and geological terms, the East Coast is known for its thin crust.

August 23, 2011

Tao Lin Interviews Ben Lerner 1

Tao Lin interviews Leaving the Atocha Station author Ben Lerner for The Believer. You can also check out an excerpt from Lerner’s book here.

August 23, 2011

NaNoWriMo Author Scores Big 0

Erin Morgenstern‘s debut novel The Night Circus went from National Novel Writing Month project to 6-figure book advance after being rejected by more than 30 agents.

August 23, 2011

Stephen Fry’s Culture Shock 0

Stephen Fry uses the Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl to summarize the state of America.