Jonathan Franzen has a new piece in The New Yorker, but you'll have to become a fan of the magazine on Facebook if you want to read the whole thing. Taking its cue from the likes of Lil Wayne and Jennifer Lopez, The New Yorker has published Franzen's piece exclusively on its Facebook page in an effort to engage readers on the social network. The essay covers Franzen's trip to the island of...
"Can you copy text?" "Would a PDF actually provide a better reading experience?" Book designer and developer Craig Mod wonders why publishers are putting their products on e-readers if they don't look or act any better than they would on a Web browser. Mod provides a series of common-sense metrics that call much of the e-reader concept into question. (We disagree about the New Yorker app, but...
Hey Condé Nast! Did someone hear our plaintive cries about your app ventures? Because we're happy to report that 'The New Yorker' iPad app, released today, resoundingly does not suck. Well, it's got some issues (of which the editors seem to be aware), but we'll save those for last. We were worried when we heard that The New Yorker was coming to iPad, because it's a medium that is simply...
Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most polarizing and intriguing figures in the technology industry. The world's youngest billionaire -- and subject of the upcoming David Fincher flick 'Social Network' -- opened up to The New Yorker in its latest issue, and alleviated some of the public's curiosity. Check out the source link to find out why Facebook is blue (hint: color blindness), amongst other...
Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Wired has already demonstrated a preview of its app for the iPad, and now several other prominent Conde Naste publications are preparing to make their own debuts on the Apple gadget. GQ, Vanity Fair, and the New Yorker will reportedly all release iPad apps by the end of the summer. [From: The New York Times] There was a...
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