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August 15, 2010

Blog all Dog-Eared Pages: Benjamin & Montaigne

I’m just returned from Scotland, where I swam in lochs and rivers and partook of nature. This was good. I also read: novels aside, I was immersed in Walter Benjamin and Montaigne’s Essays. Of the former, this was my first experience of reading on the iPad, and a very good one indeed. The highlight function […]

May 14, 2010

Blog All Dog-Eared Pages: A Universal History of the Destruction of Books

Fernando Báez is the director of Venezuela’s National Library and the author of, among other things, a history of the lost library of Alexandria. In 2003 he was sent to Baghdad as part of a cultural commission to evaluate the damage down to Iraq’s—and the world’s—cultural heritage, having previously performed a similar, and similarly devastating, […]

December 13, 2007

Stop Press for December 12th

Hack Attack: 13 book hacks for the library crowd – (Google cache as can’t find original) Ass Backwards Is Just Right in Paris [Subtraction] – Khoi Vinh reports on a very cool user enhancement to Paris’ Velib’. Still looking for lit-related ‘hacks’ like this. blog all dog-eared pages: Truth, Lies and Advertising by Jon Steel […]

October 5, 2010

Walter Benjamin’s Aura: Open Bookmarks and the future eBook

I spoke earlier today at Tools of Change in Frankfurt. The short version is that many of the things we think about ebooks are wrong: but they are very interesting. The future of the book lies in its aura not in its copies, and that’s why I’m launching Open Bookmarks. For the longer version, read […]

June 14, 2010

On Bookmarking, Dog Ears and Marginalia

I’ve been having a lot of conversations with people recently about how they bookmark stuff. It seems to be on a lot of peoples’ minds as more and more of our reading moves onto screens. So I thought I’d share a few things, and ask for some feedback. Firstly, here’s what I do: I dog-ear […]

May 22, 2008

Introducing Bkkeepr

Back in February, I sketched out this idea on the back of an envelope. I’m pleased to say it is now a reality. Bkkeepr allows you to track your reading and make bookmarks via text message and the web. It uses Twitter as it’s source, generating a timeline of everyone’s reading, as well as pages […]

February 19, 2008

Bkkeeper: Quick Idea

I’ve been thinking about how to create RSS feeds and achievements for pBooks, almost an API. Here’s a quick, on-the-way-to-work scheme. Think Foamee. Bkkeeper monitors your twitter feed for @bkkeeper notes – just text an ISBN and ‘start’, ‘end’ or a page number to your Twitter stream. On ‘start’, bkkeeper adds that ISBN to your […]