Entries by Larry Rosin

Hanging Up The Phone

Since the advent of email, there have been many commentaries about the demise of the personal, handwritten letter as a form of communication. But in the last decade a parallel transformation has been occurring, without nearly so much comment – the demise of the personal phone call. In our recent national study of 12-24s, we […]

No Wonder They Act The Way They Do

In our recent study of American Youth — we asked respondents what time they wake up on a typical weekday. As the attached graph shows, an incredible one-quarter of them are awake before six am and seventy percent are up by 7am. I have two 12-17s, and both of them wake up in the 6am […]

The Internet Content Inflection Point?

Perhaps when the history of the long-term relationship between newspapers and the Internet is written, we will point to August, 2007–when Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. completed its purchase of The Wall Street Journal. A many will recall, Murdoch initially announced that he would open up the Journal’s Web site to non-subscribers. I am a subscriber […]

More Kindle Musings

Additions to my collection of “Ways the Kindle Changes the Reading Experience”: * I don’t know why but I’ve always been the kind of person who is reading multiple books simultaneously. If you share this oddity — the Kindle makes it vastly easier to pull off the juggling act. You just switch back and forth […]

One Negative Kindle Effect

I am officially Kindle addicted and find that it has me reading more and reading…well…’better.’ It really has been that kind of transformational device for me. That said, I’ve been trying to ask myself what all the ramifications of a post-book world will be. And I thought of a new one I hadn’t read about […]