These are the things I've written that are tagged "books"

The Icon Handbook

20 December 2011

Jon Hicks makes great icons, and I look forward to learning what he has to teach. The 323-page book ships January 30th, 2012 and there’s a PDF sample.

101 Reasons to Shop

19 April 2011

My friend and super-neat person Carly Monardo has illustrated a book, 101 Ways To Shop, which is available today. It was written by Jessica Waldorf, designed by Mary Austin, and is published by Harper Collins. You should buy it.

“Writing on the high seas”

27 January 2011

Author Tobias Buckell’s treatise on book piracy and what it means here in the now: A certain book that usually sells about 5,000 copies, locked down and protected, seems to sell the same 5,000 copies as a book with a free giveaway and pirated. The difference, according to O’Reilly and many, will be that the […]

Lukas Mathis on Scrolling .vs. Page-flipping

07 March 2010

In response to a response, he grabs this quote from Kottke: The page flipping animation in the iBooks app though? Super cheesy. It’s like in the early days of cars where they built them to look like horse-drawn carriages. Can’t we just scroll? He says: How is scrolling desirable to the person who is trying […]

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