The greatest takeaway from Chicago Ideas Week was something Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of AllThingsD and a leading voice in technology since the early nineties, said: “The federal government has lain down on the job,” when it comes to supporting new technologies within the US.
Nope. There’s still hope. Lots of it. Along with serious questions. Lots of them.
Closings, layoffs, and bankruptcies are manifestations of current economic chaos. “But in chaos lies opportunity,” said Gerould Kern, editor of The Chicago Tribune, published by Tribune Co.
Joined by Scott Flanders, CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Inc., Kern spoke Thursday March 18 at “A Discussion on Print Media in the Digital [...Continue Reading]
I’ve been equally fascinated and repulsed by the Kindle. I haven’t researched it much because my gut reaction to an electronic book reader is, “No way.” I like books. I like the smell of them, new and old. I like notes written in the margin by previous owners. I like folded corners in place of bookmarks.
The New York Times’ Charles McGrath mostly agrees [...Continue Reading]