The Book Is the Button?
September 27, 2013

How many of you are wearing a button? Raise your hand. Go ahead - do it at your desk or wherever you're reading this...I'll wait. If you were being honest (and adventurous), nearly all of you would have raised your hands. Everyone wears buttons all the time.

Yet, the button is an extremely old technology. The earliest evidence of buttons made by people dates back to nearly 5,000 years ago. And since then, we've invented all sorts of things to replace it: zippers, velcro, jumpsuits, magnets, snaps and more. But the button has persisted.

Understanding Content Conversion: Unfortunately, There’s No ‘Easy’ Button
March 29, 2012

Data Conversion Laboratory, the company I founded, has been doing document conversion for thirty years and every once in a while I still get asked from someone I haven’t seen in a while “are you still doing that?” or “isn’t there software that does all that?”

The truth is that if it was easy, it would indeed be all automated. But when it comes to documents and books, creativity will not be bound by rules and style sheets

If You Stacked Every Copy Of The Steve Jobs Bio Sold At Amazon It Would Be Taller Than Mt. Everest (AMZN)
December 29, 2011

It's that time of the year! Amazon has released its great list of goofy facts about holiday sales . We don't have much to add to this list. It's a fun quick read. Here's the info from Amazon: Holiday Fun Facts Shipping: The last One-Day Prime order that was delivered in time for Christmas was placed on Dec. 22 at 11:59 p.m. PST and shipped to Ballwin, Mo. The item was “The Cook’s Herb Garden,” a book by Jeff Cox and Marie-Pierre Moine.

9 Do's and Don'ts for Implementing a CMS
December 1, 2008

Implementing a new content management system (CMS)—whether a traditional CMS, a Web CMS (often called a WMS), or both—is, to say the least, a daunting task. Integrating past content and anticipating future needs, all while trying to meet the requirements of present constituents, leaves the process riddled with potential for missteps. It’s no wonder experts in CMS implementation stress the need for adequate preparation.