Stop Press for June 29th through July 3rd

July 4, 2007

  • Free or Ambient? – “Information wants to be free”? Gilbane Publishing on the difference between ‘free of cost’ and ‘readily available’.
  • Press Gazette – Sniffing out new ideas – Newspapers and magazines: a trend is out there for skunkworks pushing innovation. I know lots of people out there working on this stuff in books, but at the coalface. Wonder if any publishers have set up a Project Badger or Red Stripe.


  1. Yes, there are Project Badgers out there. From my limited experience, though, the decision-makers, who appoint the people who will supposedly generate these cutting-edge projects, are ignorant about the web , digital editions, online readability etc, and have little imagination. You won’t find innovations coming from them, or even interesting projects.

    Comment by Val Stevenson — July 4, 2007 @ 10:26 am

  2. That’s a complaint you hear a lot with any new technologies I think: the bosses hear about something cool, scramble some bright young things, then sit on the ideas they come up with because they’re too scared to implement them…

    Comment by James Bridle — July 4, 2007 @ 1:06 pm

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