Nick Bilton

Is Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore the first novel for the TeleRead generation?

By libertyc
October 13, 2012 // 1 Comment

“‘Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore’ is a story about a young man who loses his job as part of the Great Recession of the early part of the 21st century, and gets a new one working a night-shift at a 24-hour bookstore in San Francisco. He quickly discovers that there’s [...]

Do E-Readers Really Present a Threat to Airplanes?

By libertyc
September 2, 2012 // 6 Comments

The increasingly heated national debate surrounding the use of personal electronic devices on airplanes has been chugging along steadily for years now. And yet thanks to the laudable efforts of the New York Times‘ Nick Bilton, the conversation has once again become news. As many of you are [...]

An e-book lover yearns for paper books…but does not buy any

By libertyc
June 18, 2012 // 9 Comments

Nick Bilton has a piece in the New York Times in which he tells of how he wandered into an old bookshop in New York and stared (and smelled) nostalgically at the printed pages all around. As an avowed e-reader now, he nonetheless misses the experience of shopping in bookstores. For those of us who [...]

What the printing press meant for copyist monks

By libertyc
February 26, 2011 // 1 Comment

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The technopanics we’re seeing now over e-books replacing print books, computer gaming ruining people’s minds, and other technophobias of the day are nothing new. I’ve reviewed a book to that effect—Nick Bilton’s I Live in the Future [...]

Of camera phones and photocopying books

By libertyc
January 24, 2011 // 21 Comments

Nick Bilton (author of I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works) has a piece in the New York Times pertaining to himself and his wife using their iPhones to snap photos of pages from some books in Barnes & Noble, for the purpose of showing them to their contractor as they planned [...]

French study finds e-media generation gap

By libertyc
October 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

Alan D. Mutter has another interesting post on his “Reflections of a Newsosaur” blog. He talks about a French study that highlights the differences in worldview between older and younger generations. Whether accidentally or intentionally, the study uses the same term for the younger generation [...]

Book Review: I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works, by Nick Bilton

By libertyc
September 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

A couple weeks ago, I posted about reviews of Nick Bilton’s new book, I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works. After reading the sample chapters, I was intrigued, but I don’t have the money right now to go around buying books just because I want to read them. So I hopped on the web, [...]

New book by Nick Bilton on technological disruption and apocalypses that never arrived

By libertyc
September 16, 2010 // 1 Comment

Mike Masnick on TechDirt links to a Slate review by Jack Shafer of an interesting-looking book: I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works: Why Your World, Work, and Brain are Being Creatively Disrupted, by Nick Bilton. (We’ve mentioned Bilton a few times in the past, such as when he was [...]

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