Why the Printing Press Will Kill Books

Never were known such excesses of the scholars: it is he cursed inventions of the age that ruin everything: artillery, serpentines, bombards, and above all, printing, that other pestilence from Germany. … The end of the world is certainly at hand!” — Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre Dame , p.

On Despair

A soul that is close to despair doesn’t know that it’s already standing on the brink, beyond which there lies a new path.” — Elder Barsanuphius of Optina

The Future of the Book

Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice, three concepts for the book of the future. … I love what technology is making possible for the future of reading.

On Balance

Life is like riding a bicycle, in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein

On Taxation and Prosperity

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” — Winston Churchill

Will the iPhone 4 Blend?

Two cameras, front and back; LED flash, retina display, and the cool new iOS 4 software. … This is the question Blendtec seeks to answer in this episode of Will It Blend?

On Thinking

The man of action has the present, but the thinker commands the future from his study.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

The video all by itself is very cleverly done. But the message is very powerful, especially for leaders who are trying to figure out how to motivate their teams. The results he presents are indeed surprising. Think you know what motivates people? Think again.