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?