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Of Politics, Printing, and Innocence Lost

By Patrick Henry on Thursday, September 03, 2015

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Americans will go to the polls to elect 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 34 U.S. Senators, 11 state Governors, and one President. It’s been widely reported that next year’s election cycle will be the costliest in history, with spending by candidates, parties, outside groups, and individuals expected to be as high as $10 billion.

 

Reports that Captured Dr. Joe's Attention

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Recent reports that caught Dr. Joe's Attention: GE's Employment Review System Has Left to Pursue Other Interests; Our Toolbox is Empty: Maybe Hitting it With a Rock Will Work; There's Nothing to See Here in Venezuela... Please Move On..; Quantitative Zero Results

 

UK's Royal Post Effectiveness of Mail Reports

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, August 27, 2015

There are many resources to use that support the contention that direct mail is a highly effective medium. Some of the research indicates that personal mail makes people feel more valuable. As odd as that may seem, that's been the approach of many mail proponents.

 

In Other News, OSHA Citations Still Cost Money

By Patrick Henry on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

For printing and printing-related businesses, penalties for safety citations in OHA’s most recent reporting period came to $735,464—not a huge sum, relatively speaking, but a number worth thinking about all the same.

 

New Report from Two Sides Answers Misleading “Green” Claims

By Patrick Henry on Friday, August 07, 2015

Not sure how to frame the argument about the environmental impact of paper and print? A new collection of facts dispels the myths.

 

No Letup in Experiments with E-Ink and E-Paper

By Patrick Henry on Wednesday, August 05, 2015

If e-ink and e-paper haven’t yet taken the world of graphic communications by storm, that doesn’t necessarily mean they never will.

 

Dr Joe Recommends that You Meet FRED

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, July 30, 2015

In the past I have recommended a site maintained by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank that provides easy access to economic data. The site has been expanded and the software has improved greatly.

 

The Vatican’s “Green” Mission Can Count on Print and Other Media

By Patrick Henry on Monday, July 27, 2015

Vatican City may be the world’s smallest sovereign state, but it has world-class environmental ambitions as well as the media resources to promote its activism.

 

Going for the Gold (or Silver) at Graph Expo: New Offering from Scodix

By Cary Sherburne on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne recently had the opportunity to speak with Yariv Bustan, Product Manager at Scodix, who shared a very interesting new product announcement.

 

Tracing the Chester Carlson Story from Photocopier to TV Set

By Patrick Henry on Monday, July 20, 2015

Everyone who has ever made a photocopy knows the legacy of Chester Carlson, but few outside the graphics industry know his name. A television program may help to give the inventor of xerography the exposure he deserves.

 

Surprise (or Maybe Not): Millennials Are Print Book Lovers, Too

By Patrick Henry on Friday, July 17, 2015

Everyone makes generalizations about age groups. Those who generalize about younger adults and their feelings for books probably will be wrong.

 

Bridgeport National Bindery: Blending the Old and New

By Cary Sherburne on Thursday, July 16, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburen recently had the opportunity to visit Bridgeport National Bindery in Western Massachusetts. They have a great story!

 

Dr. Joe Recommends: Fed and Professional Forecasts

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Fed's downward revisions to their GDP forecasts brings their estimates in line with an economy running in the general range of +2.25%. But sometimes we need a forecast in a hurry, and that needs credibility beyond that of yours truly.

 

Dr. Joe Recommends: The 2015 Magazine Media Factbook

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, June 11, 2015

I've used the Magazine Publishers Association Factbook for almost 30 years. Now it's the Magazine Media Factbook. It is packed with sunny data about magazine readership that are almost all positive about magazines. It's worth getting, and is a free download.

 

Introducing icmPrint, a New Resource for Print Research

By Patrick Henry on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

“Champions” of print will work with academics in the field to advance the development of printing technologies on all fronts.

 

Dr. Joe Recommends: Mary Meeker's Annual Internet Presentation

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, May 28, 2015

This year Mary Meeker presented her always interesting annual review at the Code conference, a “who's who” and “who matters (today)” in California.

 

Packaging Salutes America’s Military Personnel in “Hops for Heroes” Campaign

By Patrick Henry on Friday, May 22, 2015

You can honor those who serve, have served, and will serve in America’s armed forces by buying and quaffing “Homefront IPA” this Memorial Day.

 

How much would an iPhone have cost in 1991?

By Dr. Joe Webb on Friday, May 08, 2015

Based on the computer technologies of the time, an iPhone in 1991 would have cost $3.5 million. The memory alone is a cost marvel. In 1991, 1GB of flash memory was $45,000. Today, it's 55 cents. An iPhone with 32GB has more than $1.4 million of 1991 memory in it.

 

Read Any Good Books, etc., Lately?

By Patrick Henry on Thursday, May 07, 2015

The concept of what a “book” is means more than it used to—and not just because of the rise of e-reading devices.

 

Dr. Joe Recommends: Goldman Sachs “Two-Speed Economy” Report

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, April 30, 2015

 

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