Things I’ve learned about the act of reading.
How the name of a thing can guide you towards its use.
A suggestion that reading distractedly sometimes has its merits.
Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the reading experience on the web is dependent upon an advertising economy.
Of blogs and books
Of books and pens
On publishing as the beginning, not the end; the third and final part in a series of articles that expand upon my essay in Issue No. 1 of Contents.
Why editors need to know HTML; part two in a series of articles that expand upon my essay in Issue No. 1 of Contents.
The first in a series of articles that expand upon my essay in Issue No. 1 of Contents.
From Issue No. 1 of Contents Magazine.
How we read is breaking ranks with how the news is made.
On building a publishing house, and loving great content.
On the release of A Book Apart’s second title, CSS3 for Web Designers from the inimitable Dan Cederholm.
More on the new publishing, and how A Book Apart is older than it seems.
A new publishing venture from the people who bring you A List Apart and An Event Apart.
A meditation on how the name of a text prefigures its form.
On other things
Thoughts on GitHub, discrimination, and language.
A close look at the origins and evolution of the word “meritocracy,” and the politics that our language reveals.
On the length of forever, and our role as caretakers.
Short is not a synonym for cheap.
I wonder if the promise of an ebook isn’t the book but the library.
As I write this, I am baking bread. Or, at least, I am trying to bake bread.