Posts Tagged: iphone
When my wife proposed writing a novel together last year, I was initially resistant but not for the most obvious reasons. I wasn’t worried about our ability to work together. I wasn’t even worried about whether we could actually produce a good novel....more
On February 26, 1995, just about twenty years ago, Newsweek published an article by Clifford Stoll called “Why the Internet Won’t Be Nirvana.” In it, Stoll provides a litany of faults to be found in the nascent web. Although there’s a decidedly un-zen tone to the article, Stoll makes some surprisingly accurate predictions—right alongside some laughable ones....more
Is it possible to read War and Peace on an iPhone? In the Pacific Standard, Casey Cepp considers whether apps can actually help us become better, more thoughtful readers:
This literary diet will not be for everyone. But the emancipation of digital reading habits, like those of the printed book before them, allows us to choose the way we read.
Praise the writer’s notebook, and praise the evolution of the writer’s notebook. Over at the New Yorker, Casey Cep writes about archiving the daily details digitally in photographs, rather than on paper:
Photography engenders a new kind of ekphrasis, especially when the writer herself is the photographer.
I think we’re really at a place where it’s hard to predict the future, where governments haven’t fully realized just how much power is falling into their laps, nor have people realized how much power they stand to lose....more
It was only a matter of time, and thanks to a new iPhone software update that “allows age restrictions for applications” the time is now. That’s right folks, you can finally get a porn app on your iPhone. But before you get all excited about downloading a porn application to the same device you use to call your granny, send reports to your boss, and share photos with your boyfriend, let’s ask a very important question: is it any good?...more
ScrollMotion has signed deals with several major publishers to produce best-selling and new books as eBooks for the iPhone. ScrollMotion is different from other eReaders in that it covers newer titles and each book is a stand alone application. Karen Templer at Readerville is not feeling it....more