Monday, March 16, 2009

You See? You See? Your Stupid Minds! Stupid! Stupid!

That classic line from twisted genius Edward D. Wood. Jr. perfectly characterizes what apparently transpired at a panel called New Think for Old Publishers at the SXSW conference.

Read these and laugh -- or cry.

Booksquare: New Think? Not So Much

Medialoper: Traditional Publishers Crash (and Burn at) SXSW

William F. Aicher: Really New Think for Old Publishers

That last one I must quote from:
I want to discuss a bit the bigger point the publishing industry doesn’t seem to be getting -- they no longer hold the keys to the kingdom.


1 comment:

Robert Nagle said...

I was also at the SXSW panel and plan to blog about it and other things on Teleread in a few days. Actually, it was a lot duller than people described it as. On the other hand, the comic book panel was intriguing, and so were several others.

By the way, thanks a lot for your recent analysis of Epub + DE. Great examples. I learned a lot!