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.
A look back at 2014’s discussion of measuring the immeasurable.
Regional variance in childhood jokes offers a fun look at the impact of mass media on culture.
A year without an annual meeting is tough to take. Here’s hoping for better times ahead.
A visit to the world’s longest running video rental store and a lesson about the value of inconvenience.
The novelty of using a typewriter and the value in slowing down.
When was the last time everyone you knew experienced the same piece of culture at the same time? Is the age of shared cultural experiences over?
Tony Sanfilippo looks at the historical books of Dard Hunter and the future of printed works in an increasingly digital and consolidated world.
Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson discuss some implications of a recent research report on the future of the scholarly monograph.
How do they get the lead in the pencil? All will be revealed in today’s video.
We’ve all been touched by a book, one influenced us in some profound way. This month we asked the Chefs to tell us about those books.
One last look back on our anniversary — what are the most viewed posts for the last decade?
A look back at video interviews from the 2013 SSP Annual Meeting.
As an SSP president, you get a unique view of the organization. Come hear what surprised past SSP presidents most during their terms!
A website that provided fonts based on the handwriting of famous songwriters has been shut down. But is there actually a legal case to answer?