Reading immaterial

In an interview with Rolling Stone last year, William Gibson said:

One of the things our grandchildren will find quaintest about us is that we distinguish the digital from the real, the virtual from the real.

Bear that dying distinction in mind when I tell you that Joe’s new book is out. It’s called Organizing Our Marvellous Neighbours (geddit?). It’s all about spelling in Canadian English. If you buy it, you’ll get the book in HTML and PDF with very liberal licensing.

You can print it out if you want a physical artefact but it’s made to be read on-screen. If you fancy reading it on an iPhone or iPod Touch, I recommend getting the FileMagnet app which allows you to transfer files—including PDFs—from your computer to your i(Phone|Pod) over WiFi.

In the future, you’ll probably be able to just transfer the files directly to your brain.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

12 years ago I wrote Kung Shui

Ajax and accessibility; a presentation transcribed.

13 years ago I wrote Sydney to Melbourne

It’s time for me to expand my Australian horizons.

13 years ago I wrote Wrapping up Web Directions South

Two thumbs up from me.

14 years ago I wrote He comes from a land down under

The podcasts and the photos have started coming in from Web Essentials in Syndey. Oh, how I wish I could be there!

16 years ago I wrote WiFi Regained

Remember how I was saying that the wireless reception in my iBook went all screwy a while back? Well, I sent the iBook off to Apple so that they could have a look at it.

17 years ago I wrote Anniversary

I have been blogging now for exactly one year.

17 years ago I wrote dooce

Rejoice! For Heather Hamilton is back.

17 years ago I wrote JCPenney

Jessica refuses to believe that JCPenney are actually selling the "Forward Command Post" model in their catalogue:

18 years ago I wrote Welcome to my world

This is my first entry in my first online journal.