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A Library Without Books

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.27.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Three years ago, I wrote a piece in the Huffington Post entitled "What Is a Library?" It engendered a wave of hate mail from librarians all across th...

What to Do With Television News

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 01.17.2017 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

The collapse of Al Jazeera America right on the heels of the closing of The Huffington Post's online live streaming video news programming makes us wonder what the future of video news will be.

Pirates, the Printing Press and Global Democracy

Don Kraus | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
Don Kraus

Just as Gutenberg did not anticipate his press would promote literacy, mass media, and eventually enable the rise of Twitter, today's technological developments have immeasurable possibilities.

Albrecht Dürer

J Henry Fair | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
J Henry Fair

One could argue that he was the first to grasp and utilize the mass production and dissemination of the two dimensional image. Many of his pieces became popular icons immediately upon creation, and remain buried in the universal consciousness of the western mind.

Monks Invented Something You Use Every Day

Posted 09.03.2013 | Religion

The @ symbol is one of the Internet's most ubiquitous characters; and modern writers would probably be hard-pressed to think of a way that they would ...

Our Gutenberg Moment

Thomas Fisher | Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology
Thomas Fisher

The librarian T. Scott Plutchak has called this "our Gutenberg moment," referring to the impact that digital technology has already had on libraries.

The Information Dirt Road

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

I'd like to take a page, pun intended, from the Slow Movement and suggest "Slow Information," the ongoing inheritance of the 15th C. technology of Gutenberg. It's still going on, and not just at Colonial Williamsburg.

The Power of the Written Word

Susannah Meyer | Posted 06.04.2012 | Teen
Susannah Meyer

We can spread awareness of anything happening in the world, large or small. We may be able to prevent a negative outcome that could have arisen from help coming too late. And that can make all the difference.

Who Bears The Burden Of A Broken Global Economy?

Vanity Fair | Michael Lewis | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

With Greece and Ireland in economic shreds, while Portugal, Spain, and perhaps even Italy head south, only one nation can save Europe from financial A...

What Makes A Book Rare? | SAM ROBERTS | Posted 08.23.2011 | Home

Before he became the first name of a bank, J. P. Morgan was a Wall Street mogul who, a century ago, bequeathed his collection of 14,000 or so rare boo...

WATCH: 600 Year Old Book Found In Sandy, Utah

Posted 06.11.2011 | Home

Appraiser Ken Sanders says it's the find of his career: a copy of "The Nuremberg Chronicle," published as a companion to The Gutenberg Bible, in 1494....

Gutenberg of Arabia

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

There's a silly debate over the credit social tools should receive in the revolutions in the Middle East. This same alleged debate goes on to this day over Gutenberg, too.

What Wikileaks means for the Financial Services Sector...

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

The major news feeds of the world are buzzing with the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in London today. Assange was arrested based on an ex...

The Gutenberg Bible: A Question of Biblical Proportion

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Every year on Aug. 24, a spotlight is shone on the famous, world-changing Gutenberg Bible. Email inboxes flash the seemingly credible information that on this date in 1456, the Bible was completed.

Amish Romance Fiction: Why Is It On The Rise Again?

Bloomberg Businessweek | Spencer Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Legend has it that the first thing Gutenberg printed on his press was a beloved German poem. The second thing was an article on the death of publishin...

Can The Internet Save The Book?

Salon | Julie Klausner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In his 2008 book, "Here Comes Everybody," Shirky imagined a world without traditional economic or political organizations. Two years later and Shirky ...

Will 2010 be the new 1517?

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

I've been looking for lessons from history regarding social media, and found a nerd/policy wonk partnership that was enormously successful: Johanness Gutenberg invented mass media, via the printing press, but it didn't go anywhere for a while.

Google Isn't (Necessarily) Making Us Stupid

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

My own meditation practice -- which facilitates clarity and focus -- has benefited incalculably from Buddhist and other spiritual websites, blogs, lectures, readings, videos and guided meditations.

Has The Internet Brought Us Together -- Or Pulled Us Apart?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

The internet has transformed the way we think about ourselves. The story of this decade is the story -- in all its strange sinews -- of the World Wide Web.

The Coming Newspaper Renaissance: Instructions for Survival

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Laermer

From whence will the Newspaper Renaissance hail? It will start with papers moving away from their belly-buttons and instead examining their core businesses.

Bye-Bye Books

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Disruptive technologies like the printing press and the Internet are no longer appearing every century, or every decade, or every year; they are appearing every month.

Tolstoy and the iPhone

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hugh McGuire

Reading digital text on a small handheld device is nothing like reading text on a computer (desktop or laptop). A mobile device is much more comfortable, for plenty of reasons.