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The Economics of Digital Journalism

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How journalism is changing, or will change, a primer.

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Posted: May 12th, 2011
at 4:26pm by mnp


Categories: business,et cetera,development

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Writers and the Beer Diet

J. Wilson of Iowa gave up food for Lent, and subsisted for forty-six days on a diet consisting solely of beer.

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Posted: April 30th, 2011
at 8:23am by mnp


Categories: et cetera,health,drinks

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5 Kinds of Bloggers

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Manor Economics : Digital Peasants

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The Huffington Post sale has caused some "digital peasants" to become restless:

The same writers who were happy to contribute for free before the sale are now accusing the publication of turning them into "modern-day slaves on Arianna Huffington’s plantation." The suit claims that about 9,000 people wrote for the Huffington Post on an unpaid basis, and it argues that their writings helped contribute about a third of the sale value of the site. These bloggers weren’t paid a single penny in the sale—the money went mostly to Huffington and a few investors.

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Posted: April 27th, 2011
at 2:01pm by mnp


Categories: web,business,"ninja",et cetera,development,blogs

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My Ninja, Please! 4.27.11 : Tablets from 1994?

Who would have thunked it…

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Posted: April 27th, 2011
at 9:15am by mnp


Categories: design,et cetera

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The Death of the Book

An excerpt from the Los Angeles Review of Books:

Most talk of the death of the book in that era was enthusiastically in favor.  In 1962, Marshall McLuhan had published an almost spookily prescient book titled The Gutenberg Galaxy.  It was, among other things, an extended critique of the culture of print.  Technology shapes our consciousness, McLuhan argued, and the development of the printed book in the mid-fifteenth century had inaugurated a reorientation of human experience towards the visual, the regimented, the uniform and instrumental.  Language, which had once been a wild, uncontainable affair between the oral and aural (think whisper, shout, and song, the playful market-square dynamism of dialect and argot) was silenced, flattened, squeezed into lines evenly arrayed across the rectilinear space between the margins.  Spellings were standardized, vernaculars frozen into national languages policed by strict academies.  Print, for McLuhan, was the driver behind all that we now recognize as modern.  Through it nationalisms arose, and other horrors: capitalism, individualism, alienation.  Time itself was emptied out—reduced, like the words on each page, to a linear sequence of homogeneous moments.  Print had stolen something.  Books had shrunk us.  They had "denuded" conscious life.  "All experience is segmented and must be processed sequentially," McLuhan mourned.  "Rich experience eludes the wretched mesh or sieve of our attention."

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Posted: April 22nd, 2011
at 8:45pm by mnp


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RIP Tim Hetherington : Diary (2010)

Farewell to an inspiration…here is one of his more recent works:

‘Diary’ is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made as an attempt to locate myself after ten years of reporting. It’s a kaleidoscope of images that link our western reality to the seemingly distant worlds we see in the media.

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Posted: April 21st, 2011
at 5:49pm by mnp


Categories: film,et cetera

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Don’t be an Entrepreneur

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What type of businessman are you? Hopefully not an entrepreneur…

When they succeed, they succeed big, usually by sheer luck and number of attempts. But just like the gambler, you only hear about that one big win. You never hear of the many losses that, in balance, make the entrepreneur the worst risk to bet your money on. Entrepreneurs are the business world’s big gamblers.

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Posted: April 5th, 2011
at 6:55am by mnp


Categories: business,et cetera,development,blogs,entrepreneurship

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Big Think : Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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Posted: March 26th, 2011
at 6:05pm by mnp


Categories: business,"ninja",et cetera,innovation

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