The osCommerce Book Store

I recently beganĀ  updating the design and function of the Parnassus Book Service website, simplifying the look and updating the code to use HTML5 and…

Patents

I’ve just been reading John Carrolls’s article, “Why I hate Apple” (www.zdnet.com/blog/carroll/why-i-now-hate-apple/1925) and Nilay Patel’s “Apple vs HTC: a patent breakdown” (www.engadget.com/2010/03/02/apple-vs-htc-a-patent-breakdown/), both from 2010…

Nooking War & Peace

The story of how Barnes & Nobles e-book version of Tolstoy’s War and Peace replaced all uses of the word ‘kindle’ with the work ‘nook’…

Book store business models

Studies of the book industry emphasize, almost without exception, the publishing business model. The author provides the content to the publisher and the bookstore distributes…

Disengaged itineraries

This map (commonly referred to as the Catawba Map) reproduces a one presented to the governor of South Carolina about 1721 by representatives from the…

Book 2.0 arrives

Intellect have just released the new journal on the modern book and the industries surrounding it, Book 2.0. The first issue includes a very good…