It started with a short bit I read (via Loden Jinpa) about the demise of publishers due to the rise of e-book readers. It suggests that in five year’s time, Amazon, Apple, whomever, will cut out the “middle-man” of traditional publishers and work with authors directly to deliver content to our devices of choice. It really is a short bit, and I didn’t have time this week to read the article it’s referencing. And, let’s be honest, this is an an area of expertise that’s a little far-afield for me. (Like, for example, the article suggests that the iTunes Music Store is circumventing music labels. That’s not actually true, is it?) Nevertheless, it raises some interesting questions for me.
All I had to do to get over that funk last night was listen to Pizzicato Five on the way to work. I’ll have to remember that. In other news, to the best of my knowledge I am heading to Florida tomorrow. So I’ll leave y’all with this: Lovely Rita meter maid. Lovely Rita meter […]