I dread social media during election seasons. I have friends who sit all across the spectrum of political ideology. The constant barrage of vitriolic online postings from both sides of the aisle is like being trapped inside a bass drum in a marching band.
These days, when our slow recovery from recession seems like a full-employment program for pessimistic pundits, it's great to have a new book from Chris Anderson, an indefatigable cheerleader for the unlimited potential of the digital economy.
The more you shine sunlight on this matter, the more the case that Assange induced Pfc. Bradley Manning to provide WikiLeaks with classified information, or otherwise assisted in the procurement of same, falls apart.
If traditional media want to find a new life (and new money) on the iPad, they better be more careful about security: Many newspaper apps can be fooled, making it easy to get free issues readers are supposed to pay for.
There's been much crowing about how the iPad will save books and magazines, but the content we've seen so far won't save anything because it fails to re-imagine books and magazines for iPad-like devices.