Scott Rosenberg has a roundup of various posts talking about the possibilities.
The basic idea here is that the Internet provides many indie publishers with the ability to serve niche markets, and even smaller niches within those markets. It's no longer the day of the mass-market publication, where a few books get major success, while smaller publishers languish in obscurity.
Washington, D.C. -- January 10, 2005 -- A wide-ranging survey of technology leaders, scholars, industry officials, and analysts finds that most Internet experts expect attacks on the network infrastructure in the coming decade as the Internet becomes more embedded in everyday and commercial life. Some 66 percent of the experts responding to a survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project and Elon University agreed with the following prediction: At least one devastating attack will occur in the next 10 years on the networked information infrastructure or the country’s power grid.
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Are Blogs the New Journalism - Richard Koman at O'Reilly
The way TIME magazine saw it in December, 2004 was the start of a "golden age" of blogging -- the rapid-fire web publishing scheme where anyone can publish their rants, photos or detailed reporting on the web in a matter of seconds. While blogging has been around for four or five years, the combination of the hotly contested election and the growth in popularity of blogging tools meant that blogging had hit critical mass...Read more here
Wednesday's content is entirely about writers and writing. No tech stuff, no blog news, no current events.
Everything will be posted, and in this top post, I'll link back to everything -- kindalike my own little Carnival of Writers.
If you wanted to submit something and didn't make it in this week, no worries, there's always next week! Submission addy>> twschuett-at-peoplepc-dot-com Loose guidelines: I prefer not to have erotica/X-rated material. No agents, book doctors, or other "writer's services." Just about anything else related to writers/writing is fair game.
I have a little website called "A Carnival-Like Atmosphere of Glee" at www.carnivalofglee.com It's full of essays (serious and not so much), shorts, and a few photos about life politics and culture. And it's free. Arnie the Carnie ============
Who Moved My Rice? - Michael LaRocca
http://freereads.topcities.com/archive.html You can't eat grits with chopsticks. After stumble-bumbling my way around China for the past five years, I feel comfortable enough here to write about it, both the serious and the silly, along with anything else that happens to pop into my head. Sometimes I even comment on your side of the globe. ============