Yesterday I gave a talk at Simon Fraser University on book design and publishing practices — while I was researching I found a new moomin app. Of course there are moomin apps, why didn't I think of it! 

Today I'll be at the Alcuin Society's symposium on the printed and the electronic book called The New/Old Book. Chipp Kidd and Marian Bantjes will be speaking. It's been a while since I took a day off for professional practices.

This time last year I gave a small talk on the same topic at the Adobe Max Education Summit in LA. It's an interesting time in publishing. Although I personally prefer simple, tangible print books I completely see the value in electronic books. I think there will need to be a lot of new content created to develop the form of the electronic book, rather than just adapting traditional books to the screen. This is a good time to be a student, I think. Confusing, but fun.

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