Morning Coffee – 12 December 2022

by Nate Hoffelder

After a decade of running The Digital Reader, Nate is a veteran web publisher with experience in design, maintenance, recovery, and troubleshooting. What little he doesn't know, he can learn.

December 12, 2022

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  • Slate goes into detail on the decline and fall of American dictionaries
  • The NYC chapter of the Science Writers of America is holding a Zoom webinar on 3 January. The topic is Secrets of Publishing
  • Jonathan Bailey points out how AI-written essays aren’t a new problem so much as a new expression of an existing problem (essay mills).  The reason I point this out is that AI-generated cover art could also been seen as a new iteration on the problem of cheap artwork found on stock photo sites.
  • A publisher in upstate New York has released a children’s book with AI-generated images
  • The Dasung Link has a 6.7″ E-ink screen and pairs with a smartphone.  It’s basically one of those E-ink smartphone cases from ten years ago, without the case. (Also, a German ereader startup called Txtr launched a similar device around that time, but it was so limited it wasn’t worth buying.)
  • Chuck Wendig is done with AI-generated art
  • Atlas Obscura wants you to get medieval by chaining a book to your belt. Why would I do that when I already have a smartphone?

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