News You Can Use – Sept. 20, 2011

Are There Different Genres of Fantasy? – You bet there are. If want to write in that category become familiar with the difference.

The Positive Side of a Writer’s Frustration – A good way to make gold out of ashes.

10 Things a Writer Can Learn From Rocky Balboa –Besides saying “Yo Adrian” whenever someone mentions Rocky.

The Next Four Industries that will be Transformed by the Internet – Agree or Disagree?

Take a look at this amazing infographic regarding Textbooks:

Thank you to Jenica Rhee for creating it. (Twitter: jenicarhee)
TTextbooks of Tomorrow

2 Responses to News You Can Use – Sept. 20, 2011

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    Timothy Fish September 20, 2011 at 3:24 am #

    “1 in 4 students say they would give up sex for a month if they could have all digital textbooks.”

    Is it just me, or does that statement seem to have an air of untruth to it? I sure hope there are more than 25% of students who aren’t having sex anyway. I suspect that it is much higher than that. It makes me wonder if the “1 in 4” was the only one out of the four they asked who was actually having sex or if digital textbook approval is really that low. At the very least, the statistic is meaningless.

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    Judith Robl September 20, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    Ephemera is used to describe paper products from a bygone era by antique collectors. But if paper is ephemeral, digital is even more so. Corrections and changes can be made without traces. Where is the accountability for accuracy with digital? I am a true skeptic as to the benefit of having all one’s learning in an ephemeral form. Abstractions and ephemera are all right in their place, but there needs to be a concrete foundation somewhere.

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