The Future of the Book | The Economist


“The digital transformation of the way books are written, published and sold has only just begun.” Essay on The Future of the Book | The Economist. Listen. Scroll. Flip.

7 Skills New Marketers Need to Succeed [Infographic] | Marketing Darwinism


7 Skills New Marketers Need to Succeed | Marketing Darwinism

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To | HBR


There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near.  And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time.  Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym more often this year?

Can you imagine how much less guilt, stress, and frustration you would feel if you could somehow just make yourself do the things you don’t want to do when you are actually supposed to do them?  Not to mention how much happier and more effective you would be?

The good news and its very good news is that you can get better about not putting things off, if you use the right strategy.  Figuring out which strategy to use depends on why you are procrastinating in the first place.

Read More: How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To | Harvard Business Review.

Discoverables: Web Service for Skill Discovery | Spark+Mettle


Discoverables. A website that helps young people identify, develop and showcase their key strengths and soft skills to potential employers or investors, progressive organisations and freelancers, instead of posting job descriptions, can discover raw talent through us.

Read More: Discoverables | Spark+Mettle

Women in Data Science Are Invisible. We Can Change That | WIRED


READ: Women in Data Science Are Invisible. We Can Change That | WIRED

Doctor Who’s new web game aims to teach children programming skills | theguardian.com


Doctor Who’s latest adventure sees him teaming up with a Dalek and trying to save the universe, but also teaching children some early computer programming skills.

This isn’t a TV show, however: it’s a game due to launch on Wednesday 22 October on the broadcaster’s CBBC website. The Doctor and the Dalek includes voice narration from current Doctor Peter Capaldi, and a new story by Phil Ford, who has written for the TV show.

The free web game is aimed at 6-12 year-olds, and involves freeing a battered Dalek from a ship of Cybermen, then building it back up to full strength through puzzles based on the programming elements of the new English computing curriculum.

via Doctor Whos new web game aims to teach children programming skills | Technology | theguardian.com.

Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software | LifeHacker


Adobes Creative Suite is one of the best software packs out there for professionals, but the suite is prohibitively expensive for most people. If you cant drop the cash, you can still get a similar experience with free or cheap software. Heres how to build your own Creative Suite.

READ MORE: Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software | LifeHacker

DPLA Community Reps Produce Hackathon Planning Guide, Now Available | DPLA


We’re excited to announce the release of a new Community Reps-produced resource, GLAM Hack-in-a-box, a short guide to organizing and convening a hackathon using cultural heritage data from GLAM organizations Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums including DPLA. We hope this guide will serve as a useful resource for those either unfamiliar with or inexperienced in pulling together a hackathon.

via Digital Public Library of America » Blog Archive » DPLA Community Reps Produce Hackathon Planning Guide, Now Available.

Adobe’s e-book reader sends your reading logs back to Adobe—in plain text [Updated] | Ars Technica


Adobe’s Digital Editions e-book and PDF reader—an application used by thousands of libraries to give patrons access to electronic lending libraries—actively logs and reports every document readers add to their local “library” along with what users do with those files. Even worse, the logs are transmitted over the Internet in the clear, allowing anyone who can monitor network traffic such as the National Security Agency, Internet service providers and cable companies, or others sharing a public Wi-Fi network to follow along over readers’ shoulders.

Ars has independently verified the logging of e-reader activity with the use of a packet capture tool. The exposure of data was first discovered by Nate Hoffelder of The Digital Reader, who reported the issue to Adobe but received no reply.

via Adobe’s e-book reader sends your reading logs back to Adobe—in plain text [Updated] | Ars Technica.

Computer Game Myst To Become A TV Series | io9


Deadline just dropped the nostalgic news that Legendary TV and Cyan Worlds are working together to develop a Myst-inspired television show. The computer game followed “the Stranger,” who uses a magical book to travel through the mist, across the island also titled Myst. Once on the island, the player must solve a collection of puzzles and riddles that help unlock different portions of the Myst world, thus revealing the secret backstory to new characters and the island itself.

via Computer Game Myst To Become A TV Series | io9