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Publishers Should be Proud of Their Legacy
May 30, 2012

The word 'legacy' is becoming a term of abuse in the publishing revolution, but a long history of bringing great writing to committed readers is nothing to be ashamed of.

The near-Orwellian debate about "publishers bad, Amazon good" or "Amazon bad, publishers good" strikes me as symptomatic of the degree of revolution taking place in reading. Two recent articles in the Guardian by Barry Eisler and Nick Harkaway offered interesting perspectives, but more than the argument it was the language in both pieces that was striking.

Can You 
Save Money 
December 1, 2009

Publishing executives often ask themselves, "Could I save money if I outsourced our IT functions?" This is not an easy question to answer. Outsourcing was first identified as an IT business strategy in 1989 when Eastman Kodak outsourced all of its information technology systems. Since then, many organizations began considering outsourcing as a way to cut expenses. Decisions were based on cost and whether a service was core to the business. However, the issue is much more complicated.

The Digital Handyman: Retooling the Publishing Workflow
August 1, 2006

More than a decade into the “CTP revolution,” many of the promises of digital workflow have yet to be fulfilled. The publishing industry is far from achieving the hands-off, utopian workflow many envisioned when film went away and content went digital. While some in the industry once resisted the notion of a digital workflow, most now agree that the evolution from film to files has been a positive for the publishing world—as profound a development as desktop publishing. With digital content, publishers can now cut out much of the prepress expense for their print workflow, and perhaps even more importantly, their content is now

ICC Elects New Chair, Vice-Chair and Steering Committee
March 1, 2006

Holds Japan Color Experts Day, applauds Microsoft support of ICC Profiles in WCS.   TOKYO -- The International Color Consortium (ICC) recently elected William Li, color systems engineer of Kodak Graphic Communications Group, as chair and Jack Holm, principal color scientist in Hewlett-Packard's office of strategy and technology as vice-chair. Phil Green of the London College of Communication will continue to serve as technical secretary and William K. "Kip" Smythe of NPES will continue as administrative secretary. A new steering committee took office at the meeting. The steering committee is comprised of representatives from the five founding members of the ICC: Agfa, Apple Computer,

Industry CEOs Commit to Environmentally Friendly Business
September 1, 2005

Publishing Industry Companies Among First to Commit to Environmentally Friendly Business Strategies Washington, DC -- Seeking to leverage the power of business as a force for good, Business Roundtable (an association of CEOs of leading corporations with a combined workforce of more than 10 million employees and $4 trillion in annual revenues) this week launched a sustainable growth initiative encouraging leading U.S. companies to embrace business strategies and projects that measurably improve Society, the Environment and the Economy. The initiative, called S.E.E. Change, encourages CEOs to commit to business strategies that combine traditional corporate goals of higher profit and lower cost with a strong

Staying in the Lines
June 1, 2000

Digital Imaging Group (DIG) partners with the International Standards Organization (ISO) to develop JPEG2000. Technology is in a hurry. As a result, the Digital Imaging Group (DIG), a non-profit open industry consortium based in Millbrae, CA, was established to advance digital imaging applications across wide markets of communications. In cooperation with the ISO (International Standards Organ-ization), DIG is giving imaging standards a face lift. Digging new ground Since its creation, JPEG became a rapidly adopted standard for World Wide Web-based images. The original JPEG standard, developed more than 10 years ago, may still meet most current needs, according to Craig McGowen, DIG marketing