information flaneur

Everything I've written about publishing

When access isn’t even access

Last week I attended auDA’s Australian Internet Governance Forum - something I’ve been wanting to do for a...

Why I moved my blog from Wordpress to Ghost, and why I turned off comments along the way

In May last year I saw a tweet about a Kickstarter campaign for a new blogging platform called Ghost. I...

Why everyone is probably wrong about the DoJ ebooks case

I didn’t mean to write a post about this, but I couldn’t help myself.  Some of you won’...

Libraries as software - dematerialising, platforms and returning to first principles

Ever since I read Marcus Westbury’s article about Renew Newcastle, Cities as software, last year I’ve been thinking...

Blogs and the post-paper library

My title this week is a little provocative. I’m unconvinced of the imminent, or even eventual, complete death of...

Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf and the Australian publishing industry

A couple of weeks ago I attended Book Camp Australia, an unconference held at the Wheeler Centre as part of...

The trouble with eBooks: publishers defying the laws of physics

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it -...

Pearson gets smart and cuts out the middleman

This week came some news that got the Australian Twitterverse buzzing - Pearson has bought the online assets of REDGroup...