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All Out Cricket

Monty Panesar gets five mentions. ‘Five’ means five pages in our language — ie there are five pages in the trial issue which have ‘Panesar’ on them. The name might appear more than once on some pages, but our search counts pages. Google works the same way counting pages rather than ‘occurrences’ in the strict sense. Techie point, to keep you awake in the slips.

Cricket attracts obsessional supporters. And I used to have a deceptive off-cutter in my … Keep Reading

ABC figures for 2nd Half of 2006

The ABC figures are out and they are a tale of woe for the men’s magazines market. The women’s magazines sector has done better and especially the relatively new trend for weeklies, eg Grazia. Stephen Brook has some comments in today’s Media Guardian.

Stephen Brook suggests that one cause for the collapse in the men’s titles could be the rise in digital subscriptions, he cites the new Dennis publication Monkey. But it could well be that the digital … Keep Reading

Yellow Ink: the Missing Link

The BBC is carrying a fascinating story about how Fujitsu is developing a technique for printing concealed hot-links to web sites and phone numbers in print. The idea is that you will be able to point your mobile phone at an ad and it will call the appropriate number or link to the web site. If every page carried its own web address in invisible ink you could point your phone to book mark any page that interested you while … Keep Reading

Digital Editions and Environmental Impact

There are sound business reasons for using Digital Editions. The bottom line is what drives most publishing and distribution decisions, and an investment in digital technology can improve the performance of all magazines. Yet there are also sound ecological reasons for the appropriate use of a digital platform. Publishers who have a concern for the ecological impact of the magazine business should consider these five principles in forming their digital strategy:

  1. Provide the consumer with the choice of a digital
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Google’s Book Search or The Turing Library

Philipp Lennsen tells me that he thinks that Google’s superfast “0.00” search results, previous post, were caused by a mistake that Google has now put right. So Google Book Search probably never was faster than the web search. Perhaps speed is not, after all, as important as extent or comprehensiveness.

In which context: Andrew Hodges‘ wonderful biography of Turing, reproduces a stunning passage, written by Turing in 1947, which prompts the suggestion that Google Book Search should … Keep Reading

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