5 Reasons Why E-Books Aren’t There Yet by John C. Abell in WIRED
I love a lot great discussion points about e-books in this article, but my favorite paragraph has to be this one:
It may be all about vanity, but books — how we arrange them, the ones we display in our public rooms, the ones we don’t keep — say a lot about what we want the world to think about us. Probably more than any other object in our homes, books are our coats of arms, our ice breakers, our calling cards. Locked in the dungeon of your digital reader, nobody can hear them speak on your behalf.
I want to just pull out this quote every time anyone in my family makes a comment about the growing size of my bookshelves!
Katherine Rosman has a new column in the Wall Street Journal — her first is titled “The Dance of Marriage: Who Does What?” and discusses how couples balance the various tasks in a marriage.
The Atlantic figured out the identity of the man behind the @MayorEmanuel Twitter account, and did a profile of him. I loved this section that compares to Twitter to older forms of storytelling.
One thing that’s been interesting to me lately is the way that digital media is changing the way we can tell stories. Sites like Facebook and Flickr and Twitter or even personal blogs give people space to tell their own stories. And storytellers like journalists can use these same spaces to tell stories in new ways.
I think that’s why I love this video — The Digital Story of the Nativity — so much. Times change and the way we tell stories can change, but there’s still something fundamentally awesome about a good story that can stand up to these changes, and even be enhanced through news ways of storytelling. I think that’s pretty cool.
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Thanks to everyone who participated in Week 4 of the BIP where we worked on blog basics. It was nice to take a little break and work on some things that I needed to do around here. I hope everyone else felt the same. Because I love alliteration, March is going to be Social Media [...]
My brain finally shifted into school mode this week, which was a welcome change to the lethargy and apathy I’d previously felt. However, I was lazy for so long that I’ve spent the whole week catching up without much time for anything else. Hence, we’ll have an abbreviated edition of Journalism Friday. There were a [...]