This week marks the end of an era, as the iPod is officially discontinued.
User-centered design provides a model for improving services, but is the history of print holding publishers back?
Revisiting a 2017 post: The book is asked to perform many tasks, some of which are not necessarily the best use of the book format, whether in print or electronically. The long-form text, which may be print or digital, is a different matter, and is likely to remain with us and be called “a book” for some time to come.
Minhaj Rais looks at possible solutions for beneficial data mining activities that don’t infringe on user privacy.
Some Friday Zen as Highlighter markers are made, and a classic trip to the crayon factory is revisited.
Why is the latest internet craze so difficult? An engineer explains…
What do we really know about the linkages between good metadata and positive, productive user experiences with scholarly journals?
Joe Esposito revisits his 2012 post on the unstated theory of the e-book, which assumes that a book consists only of its text and can be manipulated without regard to the nature and circumstances of its creation. This is only one theory of many, but it is now the prevailing one.
Are you a word “nerd”? Do you know who coined the word “nerd”?
Turns out, digital transformation is actually more human than technical. Learn more in these case studies from Emerald and De Gruyter.
How much jargon is too much jargon?
A look at BioASQ — an annual competition to develop AI systems to help drive medical progress.
What does it actually mean to read digitally? Revisiting a 2018 post in light of the ongoing, pandemic-fueled drive to digital.
The Journal of Open Source Software was designed from scratch using the principles of open source and software design practices. This has both advantages and disadvantages, particularly with respect to elements of the traditional scholarly publishing ecosystem.
How big is the universe? How small is the quantum realm? The answer lies in a sheet of A4 paper…