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Please feel free to sign up for a free subscription.] I have been writing and speaking that IP is the wealth of the Shift Age for the last six years. And over the last six years, this reality has become ever more apparent. Recent headlines make this crystal clear. In the Agricultural Age, those who owned the land created wealth. Nine times I have spoken of this and have had a CEO or business owner tell me they had recently sold their company for more money than they had ever thought possible based on multiples of revenue or profit. IP now represents more than 80% of the market cap of the S&P 500 in the United States. One of the recent examples of this is the Microsoft-AOL transaction. What is interesting is to look at the motivation of Microsoft.
If one thinks about the businesses and revenue streams of the mobile business, Microsoft is behind in all the traditional categories. Welcome to the Shift Age! Our 7 Tenets of Future Storyworlds – Transmedia Storyteller. Shared Story Worlds Design Primer. Best Free Podcasts. Why digital photographs won't be around forever. Is this the best way to hang on to memories?
The text with this Dear Photograph image reads: 'I fell in love with a woman. I'm not ready to let go… but she is'. Photograph: dearphotograph.com 'Speechless. Tears. Here's another. A third picture shows a crumpled snapshot of a woman, dressed in a 1940s outfit, walking along a street. Another shows two kids dressed in clown outfits. Not all of the photographs are about loss of a loved one. What Comic Book Creators Can Learn From Steve Jobs. You’ve probably heard of Steve Jobs, the man who co-founded Apple Computer Inc. on April 1, 1976, and announced that the name of the company was changing to Apple Inc. on January 9, 2007. Many a rough water flowed under the bridge between those two dates, most notably when Jobs resigned from the company in 1985 after falling out with the directors, and returned to work for them in 1996, initially as an advisor, then progressing to CEO.
On returning to Apple, he brought the company back from the brink of implosion to (according to Wikipedia) ‘the most valuable consumer-facing brand in the world’, worth $19.1 billion in 2010. In this article, I’d like to concentrate on the thought processes of this amazing man, what they meant for Apple, and what comic publishers and creators could learn from them. In the computer industry, throughout the eighties and nineties, there were two major companies fighting for the attention and hard-earned dollar of their target market (sound familiar?). Etc.? OnFiction. The new novel by Cary Fagan, A Bird’s Eye (2013) is a genre-bender.
It is not a short story. It is a story bound between two covers and is called “a novel” on the front. Here are some contextualizing numbers. Animal Farm is 29,966 words long; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is 70,570; and Middlemarch is 310,593. I think most of us would consider these works to be novels. Before reading it, I remembered a question that Keith Oatley had asked a few years ago in a post entitled “Love and Character”: “Does a piece of fiction need to be as long as a novel or a television series for a fictional character to become real, to be really loved?” So, even though I had read plenty of short stories that I had found immensely moving and substantial, I suspected that I might be embarking here on an adventure that would feel choppy, perhaps inconsistent, self-conscious, and trivial. Fagan, Cary. (2013). WhatWasThere - Put history in its place!
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