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  • My perplexity wasn't that I disagreed with the articles' reasoning or conclusion although I usually did, it's that I didn't realize wine writers still believed in the 100-point scale as something worth defending--as something beyond an arbitrary tool used by an influential part of the print-based wine media.

    David J. Duman: Why We Don't Need Robert Parker, Wine Spectator, Or Anyone's 100-Point Scale

  • What Grossman apparently didn't take away from his glimpse into the future (perhaps because he fears his own place as a print-based critic will simply be washed away) is any sense of the role literary criticism might play in counteracting the New Chaos.

    Principles of Literary Criticism

  • Terry Teachout has long been a proponent of web-based criticism of all kinds, so I don't take his comments as the defensive posturing of an endangered critical species so common among print-based critics but as an honest assessment of the limitations of the online medium and the niche-oriented role newspaper arts coverage mightcontinue toplay.

    The Reading Experience

  • Only a few of the thousands of print-based media companies that are now dependent almost exclusively on ad and subscription revenues will survive intact to 2020 without making substantial changes to their core businesses.

    Jack Myers: Magazine Industry Confronts a Challenging Yet Hopeful Future

  • The e-shots stress that Construction Enquirer updates are “Blackberry, iPhone and Palm friendly” (no concessions to the growing number of smartphone users on Android, however – at least, not yet), and – underlining its differentiation from its mainly print-based peers – the website also emphasises there is no paper-based option.

    Construction Enquirer misses Twitter trick « pwcom 2.0

  • While more traditional print-based standards are still in place on sites like Slate and the online offerings of numerous print magazines, many of the blogs venture a more idiosyncratic, off-the-cuff style, a kind of "I've been thinking ..." approach.

    Book Reviewing

  • Birkerts has been worrying over the transformation of print-based reading into digital-based reading for quite a long time now, so he is probably more entitled than most of the other blog-bashers to question the value of literary blogs.

    Book Reviewing

  • No money shall be given to print-based publications "that already review" unless the current slate of editors and most prominent reviewers agree to resign.

    Book Reviewing

  • I'd rather encounter the idiosyncracies of writers thinking through the implications of their responses to books they've read than most of the book reviews published according to "traditional print-based standards," if what I see in most of the Sunday book reviews are the fruits of these standards.

    Book Reviewing

  • It's no secret that as we've become a more visual, attention span-challenged culture the traditional primacy of print-based media has suffered.

    Video Players in Print Magazines


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  • Some nice shrubbery might distract the eye from that unsightly paragraph.

    November 18, 2008

  • Also just flat-out wrong. What a wanker.

    November 17, 2008

  • I posted this mainly as an example of how to choke prose with commas. Devastating, innit?

    November 17, 2008

  • *thrown into confusion by all those consecutive words*

    November 17, 2008

  • "We live in two Americas. One America, now the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world. It can cope with complexity and has the intellectual tools to separate illusion from truth. The other America, which constitutes the majority, exists in a non-reality-based belief system. This America, dependent on skillfully manipulated images for information, has severed itself from the literate, print-based culture. It cannot differentiate between lies and truth. It is informed by simplistic, childish narratives and cliches. It is thrown into confusion by ambiguity, nuance and self-reflection. This divide, more than race, class or gender, more than rural or urban, believer or nonbeliever, red state or blue state, has split the country into radically distinct, unbridgeable and antagonistic entities."

    - Chris Hedges, 'Forget Red vs. Blue -- It's the Educated vs. People Easily Fooled by Propaganda', 12 Nov 2008.

    November 17, 2008