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How the mighty fall…?">How the mighty fall…?

January 26th, 2012 · No Comments · digital media, innovation & management, printing & publishing

Oh yes, Kodak missed the oppor­tun­ity to prosper from their innov­a­tions in digit­al ima­ging and the digit­al cam­era. So how come they didn’t see what was com­ing? I guess they were stuck in their old busi­ness mod­el of mak­ing film that had made them a for­tune. When you’re feel­ing com­fort­able with the old and the old still brings in some money, it seems impossible to look up and get a grasp of the long view. At least not without tak­ing help from a out­sider that isn’t trapped in the present.

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iPad and Kindle Reading Speeds">iPad and Kindle Reading Speeds

August 4th, 2010 · No Comments · printing & publishing

99 x served & 32 x viewed­In one of his What­They­Think Videos, Frank Romano aler­ted me on an inter­est­ing study on the usab­il­ity of eBooks. The ori­gin­al art­icle was from Jakob Nielsen’s Alert­box, July 2, 2010.  It was a fairly small study com­pris­ing only 24 people. Each per­son was tried on four read­ing con­di­tions: a prin­ted book, a PC, an […]

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Print is Eternal — or…">Print is Eternal — or…

April 28th, 2010 · No Comments · printing & publishing, trends & scenarios

125 x served & 11 x viewedThe fol­low­ing is the first few lines in a hil­ari­ous dis­cus­sion between more or less extinct media types. Mod­er­at­or: Wel­come to Obsol­ete Anonym­ous! I’ve gathered you all here to wel­come our latest mem­ber, the Print Industry. Print Industry: Hello, every­one. But there’s been a mis­take. I don’t belong here. […]

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Failing algorithm">Failing algorithm

December 15th, 2009 · No Comments · printing & publishing

89 x served & 19 x viewedAm­azon has prospered from their amaz­ing algorithms that keep track of cus­tom­er pref­er­ences. This way, they have been able to recom­mend books based on earli­er buys and what oth­er buy­ers of the same books have bought. But today, I received a recom­mend­a­tion to buy two books that I already […]

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No newspapers on Amazon Kindle?">No newspapers on Amazon Kindle?

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments · printing & publishing

137 x served & 17 x viewedRupert Mur­doch has indic­ated News­corp will prob­ably not pub­lish with the Amazon Kindle device in the future. Amazon keep­ing what is thought to be 70% of the rev­en­ue is not a fair deal to him. The same atti­tude seems to hold for Aus­trali­an Fair­fax Media, who obvi­ously is inter­ested […]

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Old media is dying…">Old media is dying…

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments · printing & publishing

104 x served & 18 x viewedThe clas­sic old­timer magazine Reader’s Digest is going bank­rupt. Or maybe it is more cor­rect to say that the Reader’s Digest Asso­ci­ation is try­ing to sur­vive after reach­ing an agree­ment with its cred­it­ors to reduce debt. So the magazine will maybe sur­vive under bank­ruptcy pro­tec­tion. My fath­er used to […]

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Victory of “Dead-Tree” Communication">Victory of “Dead-Tree” Communication

March 24th, 2008 · No Comments · printing & publishing

95 x served & 17 x viewedAccord­ing to a recent report in Knowledge@Wharton, mar­ket­ing in print is so much more effect­ive than in digit­al media. Actu­ally, it is the print that drives the traffic to the web sites! The find­ings were sup­por­ted by sev­er­al com­ments to the art­icle. The report was also referred to in the […]

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Digital media are overrated!">Digital media are overrated!

March 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · printing & publishing

90 x served & 37 x viewedAn IT research­er at the Hel­sinki Insti­tute for Inform­a­tion Tech­no­logy (HIIT) told me that the digit­al media as web and e-mail are over­rated. Paper and print ar often super­i­or. But we are lack­ing (simple) tools to cre­ate prin­ted products (user-gen­er­­ated print media). Unfor­tu­nately, there is no act­or that takes […]

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