Oh, My Aching Eyes
A new column on Poynter.org is: "Exploring the future of on-screen type, including 8 things you can do to improve readability and a preview of 6 new fonts." The new fonts look cool, and are a welcome addition to the three current, designed-for-screen-reading fonts available: Verdana, Georgia and Trebuchet.
A Change In The Ecology Of Information
Vanity Fair media columnist Michael Wolff argues in a recent speech that the "information "industry is evolving into the "media" industry, that it’s losing authority and coming to rely on being a marketing partner rather than an information purveyor to earn its paycheck. He further argues that the Wall Street…
Deeper and Deeper
Marine’s Family Fighting To Get His Internet Data
Amazing. My first reaction is to say that somebody’s estate should be able trump privacy issues and obtain his e-mail and online data. Though somebody who was doing something online he’d rather not have a public or even familial posthumous record of — and I don’t mean something unpleasant necessarily,…
Will The Fourth Estate Destroy The Internet Or Subsume It?
Neither, I think. But the predictions are gaining steam on both sides.Eva Dominguez reported in E-Media Tidbits on the ‘Mediatization’ of the Internet. "An interesting analysis recently published by Gazette magazine concludes that there is both an ‘internetization’ of traditional media and a ‘mediatization’ of the Internet going on. But…