Monday, March 28, 2005
Cell phones as E-book Readers, and Other Curiosities
Then again, there are people trying to turn Apple iPods into readers http://www.ambience.sk/ipod-ebook-creator/ipod-book-notes-text-conversion.php
Many people know I collect radio programs from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, so I found this WSJ article about adding sound effects and music to audio books quite amusing from that perspective. A couple of things were funny from a tech perspective: how this biz is still fighting with standards, and how there was no mention of cell phones. You know that music is being sold for listening on feature-packed cell phones, and audio books will be there too. (Wall Street Journal, subscription required)
Advertising Age is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and has published a brief article about it at http://adage.com/news.cms?newsId=44645 and another article lists the top 75 events of that time
Newspapers are trying blogging http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6106-2005Mar28.html?nav=headlines , and the article has this marvelous quote: "It's important for newspapers to try dangerous experiments." Um, I thing the experiment started without them. But with a newspaper reporting this newspaper experiment, we should not be surprised that they discovered a whole world that's been going on right under their noses, and may claim soon, that they started it. It's only dangerous because it undermines their business, and it's more dangerous not to be in it.