Archive for July, 2012

Oil and Water: What IS Web-Enabled Print?

Posted by: by John Parsons on July 22nd, 2012

Last week, I proposed that we think of print as a “nimble” medium, whose digital essence is masked by those who focus solely on the end of the process—the final output. Ignoring the underlying data is a fatal mistake, both for printing companies and the businesses they serve. Unfortunately, it is a common mistake, resulting [...]

Print as a “Nimble” Medium

Posted by: by John Parsons on July 14th, 2012

In this blog, I’ve spent a great deal of time talking about our over-consumption of data, and how difficult it is to convey relevant information in the swirling digital chaos in which we live. For the record, I still hold that a better method of “tuning” information to our individual needs will make things better [...]

Why Gray Matter Matters

Posted by: by John Parsons on July 8th, 2012

A character in one of my favorite science fiction novels, Heinlein’s The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, is a computer that has become self-aware. “Mycroft” (a highly-augmented HOLMES IV system), wakes up and starts making its own choices when the total number of digital connections surpasses the number of neurons in the human brain. In [...]

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