A (minor) downside to e-books

By Steve Outing

So, yesterday evening I was at a reception for Tom Rosensteil, director of Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, after he gave a lecture here at the University of Colorado Boulder. His latest book is Blur: How to Know What’s True in the Age of Information Overload.

While chatting with Rosensteil about a project that a small team and I are working on for the Digital Media Test Kitchen which fits snugly with the topic of Blur, CU School of Journalism & Mass Communication advisory board member Linda Shoemaker joined the conversation and pulled out a print copy of Blur, asking if the author would mind signing it.

Hey, I had a copy of Blur with me at the time, too! Umm, autograph? Afraid not. It was on my iPhone.

E-book author autographs: There’s not an app for that.

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!