by Marshall, December 3, 2007 2:18 PM
- Oh, Charlie!: My favorite comment about Amazon's new Kindle wireless reading device is from Chip Kidd, prolific book jacket designer and author of The Cheese Monkeys and February 2008's The Learners. He describes the impact that it will have on book design as "none," but then goes on to say:
The printed book as a piece of technology has yet to be improved upon, and won't. Certainly not by something that looks like a prop from Charlie's Angels and has, are you ready, a whopping ONE typeface. For everything! Yay!
The perfect gift: If you have some cash to spend this holiday, how about buying your honey the Guinness Book of Records? No, I mean the whole dang publishing imprint. Reported by the Sunday Times:
the arbiter of thousands of the biggest, smallest and daftest achievements, has been put up for sale by its owner, Hit Entertainment, with a price tag close to £60m.
Sounds like something my eleven-year-old nephew would love!