Just a quick note to announce the launch of a new venture/project for the new year: The Post Print Project.
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Odds are, if we’ve talked in the past year or so, I’ve asked you questions about one of the following issues:
- How you read
- the state of publishing (newspaper, book, magazine)
- computer usage, smartphone choice or apps that help you out
- “You like that Kindle, do you? Tell me about it…”
I’d been eyeing the now-nonfictional iPad since last spring, keeping an eye on both the rumors and the implications that this technology could have on publishing as a whole. I see it as a new kind of electronic distribution that’s different from the WWWeb and a logical successor to a huge chunk of what’s now committed to print.
The move probably won’t be due to the tablet’s ample complement of bells and whistles — and there are PLENTY — but rather a change in the way we approach computing. Overall, the ipad/tablet form give a different, much more intuitive way of dealing with digital media in a way that builds on the strength of print media (solid typography, beautiful photography, full-color maps and infographics and a little bit of video where it counts).
After working in just about every area of publishing (author, journalist, designer, production artist, web developer, type monkey and photographer), i’m seeing this as a great excuse to bring it all together in a new practice — iPad app development and strategy focused on publishing.
The PostPrintPRoject is a conceptual sandbox and sounding board for issues regarding the iPad in the publishing world.
I’ll still be doing the food/travel journalism, but this stuff is just too exciting NOT to get into the game.
Over time i’ll be covering issues both general and geeky, from broad contextual overviews to tight, topical considerations of interesting developments torn from what would be headlines if the WWWeb actually had a papery front page.
So whether you work the editorial desk of a newsroom or User Experience section of a boutique design firm, there’s room to play.
If you’ve got any questions or comments, hit me back at any of the links or the methods in the footer o’ this mail.
best and onward,