Sunday, September 18, 2011

The End of Publishing?

I came back from the Society of Authors in Scotland Conference tonight (which was excellent) and just want to post this clever video which was shown to us by Rob McDevitt of Hachette Scotland.


Blogger Jim Murdoch said...

Can you imagine how long it must have taken him to get that to work? Very clever indeed. I am so impressed.

Mon Sept 19, 09:57:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

I agree, Jim! Stunning stuff. I'm wondering if a team got together.

Mon Sept 19, 10:04:00 am  
Blogger Paul Halpern said...

That was brilliant! Coincidentally I'm writing from a literature and science conference, where I heard a fascinating talk yesterday evening by French philosopher Bernard Stiegler. The talk, called 'a pharmacology of the university" concerned reclaiming the attention of youths by refocusing universities back to ideas (as in Plato's Academy).

Sat Sept 24, 08:35:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

What and excellent idea, Paul! Do you think you'll do that yourself?

Sat Sept 24, 08:45:00 pm  
Blogger Paul Halpern said...

Perhaps in my own small way I try to encourage ideas. I met Stiegler yesterday, had a brief chat with him, and he seemed optimistic about the possibility of change.

Sun Sept 25, 05:43:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Ah,of course, Paul, my apologies, of course some people (like yourself) do that already!

Sun Sept 25, 05:51:00 pm  

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