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”?
We’re going on Summer Break. Here’s Prince to tide you over.
Looking back at Richard Poynder’s in-depth analysis of the state of open access. What’s changed since then?
How much has changed in a dozen years? Lettie Conrad looks back at Ann Michael’s post from the 2009 SSP Annual Meeting, “Publishing for the Google Generation”.
On July 4, 1971 Michael Hart posted the first ebook file on the ARPANET and transformed content distribution.
The Monsanto House of Tomorrow, made almost entirely of plastic, provides some unintentional symbolism on our current environmental issues.
We’re off for the long weekend. Some musical reading suggestions for your summer are offered.
Simon Holt interviews Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director of Elsevier’s Education and Reference content, which encompasses Elsevier’s books business, upon her retirement.
A look at the long history of handedness.
What role did the Beatles play in the system sounds made by Apple computers?
NASA offers up stunning footage of the Perseverance Rover landing on Mars.
An update and a correction for an earlier post on research publication growth in 2020.
Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate, continues to impress in surprising ways.
This was an emotional week — but a joyful one for a change! Some thoughts on the power of words.