Oct 192011
TERMINAL ANACHRONISM: The Publishing Industry As-Is (existence threatened)

As with the music industry and various other institutional relics, or as the internet has done to newspapers & magazines and small-time meatspace columnists, the gate-keeping model of long-format publishing is about to be sidestepped, leapfrogged, or just kind of outmoded by emerging technologies.

 October 19, 2011  Posted by at 10:56 AM Internet, Technology, Technology & Work, Terminal Anachronism
Aug 162011
In Defense of Being an Always-On Human

3.5 Days in a in a Lack-of-Data Haze. Last week I had to go do some Japanese-style camping. Skipping the horrific details, suffice it to say, I was outside the stream – I lacked data. Had insufficient information. No place in the global network. Did not like it. Since snatching up an LG-V in 2005, and the soon to follow procession of Blackberries and iPhones, I really haven’t been disconnected. At all. And I like it that way. This really was my first removal since the gradually maturing era of ubiquitous mobile data began gradually maturing. It was a bit surprising [read full post]

Jun 232011
Terminal Anachronism:  Printed Newspapers & Magazines (existence unjustifiable)

Today I’m launching a a recurring snippet feature here at anthrobotic, The Terminal Anachronism.  Presentation shall be: Terminal Anachronism:  Identified Product/Process/Issue (applied verdict) For all Terminal Anachronism posts, click here. __________________________________________________________________ “Frankly, I don’t read magazines or newspapers, and if every last one of you were all erased from the planet tomorrow I would not notice and I would not care.” –Fake Steve Jobs A thought for Thursday, June 23, 2011:  I was trying to remember the last time I used a newspaper or magazine for anything other than wrapping paper – it’s definitely been close to two years…  Halt the [read full post]