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Henry James’ Portrait of a Lady Journalist

For any hardcore English majors among my “portrayal of the journalist in film, fiction and popular culture” students, I should mention another great American novel with a newspaperwoman lurking in its pages: Henry James’ The Portrait of a Lady, which

Posted in film, Journalism, jpop, literature, Magazines, movies, oldtime radio, popular culture, writing

Student magazine online showcase

An email discussion this week by members of the Magazine Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication turned up lots of references to student-produced online magazines. I’ve taken links from that conversation and added others to

Posted in Journalism, Magazines, SPJ

Happy 30th anniversary to my first computer

Harry McCracken, who suffered through being my editor at three different magazines, has written a fascinating history of one of the first “boom, then bust” computer companies: The one I bought my first computer from. In fact, its going bust

Posted in coincidence, Computers, History, Magazines, personal, Technology, wesleyan

Happy Birthday, World Wide Web

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=long-live-the-web Tim Berners-Lee’s “20 years ago this month” article for the December issue of Scientific American is a great issue-oriented summary of Web history  — and a plea for online entrepreneurs to adopt policies of openness rather than creating “closed

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Posted in Free Speech, History, HTML, hypertext, Internet, Magazines, Technology, WebDesign

Considering the future of the Mag-App-Book

Khoi Vinh (subtraction.com), former design director at  The New York Times, offered some design-inspired thoughts the other day on “why most of the current crop of iPad magazine apps have dim prospects for long-term success,” which has prompted dozens of

Posted in Future of news, Internet, Journalism, Magazines, Tablets & eBook Readers, WebDesign

Celebrating first “summer of code,” Web launchings, 15 and 20 years ago

A few months more than 20 years ago, the pleasure boating monthly Soundings published an article headlined “Computers link boaters oceans apart,” probably the first time I managed to get something about the Internet into good-old-fashioned print.  The piece actually

Posted in AEJMC, Business, Computers, Digital Culture, History, hypertext, Internet, Journalism, Magazines

Future of the book, pad, tablet, literature etc.

Wired has  Steven Levy and a baker’s dozen authors, publishers and spirit-channels (how else to include McLuhan?) reacting to the Apple  iPad’s arrival this month: “How the tablet will change the world.” Over at FutureOfTheBook.org, Bob Stein adds to what

Posted in Digital Culture, History, hypertext, Internet, Macintosh, Magazines, Multimedia, Tablets & eBook Readers, Technology

Radford University 100th birthday

Radford celebrated a culture of public service Wednesday with an innovative entrepreneurial shoe guy, cake and balloons… and I used it an an excuse to test my Kodak zi8 camera and WordPress.com’s photo gallery feature. (Is it obvious that those

Posted in Business, Digital Culture, Journalism, Magazines, Newspapers, Radford

The Wired Tablet App

Wired and other CondeNast magazines are headed for the iPad. Here’s a video intro. more about “The Wired Tablet App “, posted with vodpod As a subscriber to Wired from Vol.1 No.1, this new iPadded edition reminded me of the

Posted in Digital Culture, Future of news, Journalism, Magazines, Multimedia, Tablets & eBook Readers
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