The Future of the Book
September 27, 2010
Flavorwire’s list of the Top Ten Bookstores in the US was not supposed to piss me off, but that’s exactly what it did. It was supposed to be the sort of article you read and then forget about. Instead, I found myself dwelling on the thing and, well, getting pissed off.
August 23, 2010
by Dylan Hicks
I decided to look for another book, but each one I settled on was wrong for Goodreads: too fancy, too populist, too hip, too square, too predictable, too self-consciously curve bally. I would have to give up Goodreads or give up reading.
April 7, 2010
What if I couldn’t judge a book by a yoga mat? Would I find better matches, or perhaps more accurate ones?
April 5, 2010
by Edan Lepucki
J. Alfred Prufrock may have measured out his life with coffee spoons; I had begun to measure mine with status updates.
February 8, 2010
by Shaj Mathew
A new Kaiser Family Foundation study indicates a roughly 25% drop in print newspaper and magazine readership among kids ages 8-18 since 1999. Why? The answer lies in the Internet-saturated, online-only culture in which I have grown up.
January 31, 2010
by C. Max Magee
Readers, especially those who read ebooks, will have to decide whether cheap ebooks are worth the cost of Amazon’s quest for monopoly control.