Most tech companies care about early adopters. The people who make Bible apps care about every last soul, which means they sometimes end up in distant realms of the linguistic and technical worlds.
Maybe cognitive friction in our reading experiences -- be it in typeface choice or annotation mechanism -- is a good thing.
Can Kevin Kelly and Nick Carr both be right? A plausible thought about the future of the book.
The preservationist understood just how fragile America's folk musical traditions are.
James Joyce's narration leads us through the difficulty of finding knowledge in a pre-Internet era, reminding us how lucky we are to have this technology, despite all its flaws.
Filtering is the key to dealing with the Internet. Here's how my system works.
Should publishers give readers a complimentary e-book with the purchase of a hard copy?
If knowing how to program is tomorrow's "basic literacy," I'll probably die as an illiterate code plagiarist.
You can't judge a work by the length of its sentences (or Tweets).
While new pedagogical aids make sense for students, let's not forget that professors are desperate to escape the old ways of teaching, too.
A typographer objects to the use of Verdana.
The bundle of knowledge and certification that have long-defined higher education is coming apart, but what happens now?
People once copied quotations longhand of writers they hoped to emulate. Can copying and pasting inspire us just as well?
A new correspondent on The Atlantic Technology Channel will be covering reading and writing in an age of distraction
After the book was published, I read it in a state of admiration for the acuity with which it made sense of an extraordinary moment.
"No one understands the true genius of Wikipedia if they look only at the current version of any given page."