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Since the Internet got a grip on life some things have been better, but many things are worse and some things are being taken away never to be returned. It's an unequal sort of progress.So here we are, facing changes to what has been part of our culture for hundreds of years.

This section is I-Programmer's reflections on why an e-zine isn't ever a replacement for a magazine and challenges some of our naive assumptions about the way the web works.

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Publishers bypassed by Kindle ebooks

Animosity between authors and publishers over ebooks has finally spilled over into a self publishing venture that cuts out the publisher. Is this the first shot in the revolution?

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 July 2010
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Blogs, Books and Boologs
The ease of ebook publishing has led to a proliferation of second rate content, including material taken directly from, or better suited to, blogs
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 April 2010
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Truth, beauty and sock puppets

How can you trust recommendations you read on the web? We expose the sock puppets!

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 March 2010
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Failure of the Google Gold Standard

By making one small change in they way that its search works Google has changed everything - and mostly for the worse.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 March 2010
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A Kindle diary

Kindle is the most gifted item in Amazon history but what is it like to own and use one?

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2010
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A book's worth...
When buying an ebook what does the reader consider a reasonable price?
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2010
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The shrinking page

Why are web articles getting shorter and shorter? Is it yet more evidence of the shrinking attention span of the average reader?

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2010
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Pricing ebooks

ebooks demand a new economic model - but  it has yet to be devised

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2010
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The web is pull not push

The web is pull not push and this is a problem for publishers, readers and creativity.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2010
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