Gibson, Epstein see Print on Demand as Future of Bookstores

My dream scenario would be that you could go into a bookshop, examine copies of every book in print that they’re able to offer, then for a fee have them produce in a minute or two a beautiful finished copy in a dust jacket that you would pay for and take home. Book making machines exist and they’re remarkably sophisticated. You’d eliminate the waste and you’d get your book -– and it would be a real book. You might even have the option of buying a deluxe edition. You could have it printed with an extra nice binding, low acid paper.

Contest for Non-Profits to get Beyond Paper

Is your nonprofit a leader in paperless fundraising? Have you had success using digital tools and techniques to raise money? Through the Paperless Choice Challenge, we are rewarding successful, creative, and replicable campaigns that use email, websites, video, social media, widgets, and mobile —

anything that is moving your organization away from traditional paper-based direct mail fundraising. 4 prizes totalling $20,000 will be awarded to organizations demonstrating innovation and results in paperless fundraising. The Paperless Choice Challenge will be open for entries starting June 1st with the submission period ending August 16th, 2010.

The Time it Takes to Load a Page and Viewer Behavior

Interesting side note: “Generation Y” generally gets slapped with the label of being impatient when it comes to page load times, but did you know that mobile web users over the age of 45 are actually the most impatient of all? The folks at Equation Research tell us this is so. via Cheat Sheet: Everything you wanted to know about web performance but were afraid to ask — Web Performance Today.

Our Goverment Committed to Engagement

These are the remarks of Judith A. McHale, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs , Vilnius, Lithuania mad on Dec. 11, 2009

This means that the old hierarchies and barriers to communication are melting away. No one holds a monopoly on information. Those who try to control it can never be successful in the long run, as the young people of Iran have so powerfully demonstrated. People across the world, in all cultures, are no longer willing to be passive consumers of information.