The Writing on the Wall

A Wealth of Writers: The Newsletter Boom
Late January 2022

Newsletters are not new, though the word itself only first appeared in 1903.

That makes the concept a little bit older than my grandmother. And while Nana went to her rest more than a half-century ago,  the venerable form lumbers on, these days in a digital guise.

Back in the day, a newsletter often looked like the nearby example. Crafted on typewriters at kitchen Continue reading


Digital Reading

I have plenty of windmills to tilt at without looking for trouble. Trouble, in this case, being defined as things I have a marginal interest in but not any particular knowledge about.  I realize for some readers that describes this blog .

Pure Analog

Today’s subject is the technology of reading. I have a vested interest in reading. Very little of what moves me to write has its origin outside the written word. So we turn to a trifecta of blog posts from Megan McArdle, Ned Resnikoff and Nicholas Carr on the subject of the emerging digital technology of reading. (More specifically, what seems to have set off  Continue reading