2016年12月18日 星期日

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Some publishers are repurposing modern classics, making simplified picture books out of them for children and cutting out the R-rated details.
老藥新用(drug repurposing)是一個概念,「老藥」指的是已被核准做為臨床使用的藥物,而「新用」則是指由原來已核准的藥物中發現新的適應症用途或是發展新的用法。
On Dec. 18, 1957, the Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, the first civilian nuclear facility to generate electricity in the United States, went online.


Group of Magazine Publishers Is Said to Be Building an Online Newsstand
By BRIAN STELTER
Published: November 24, 2009
A consortium of magazine publishers including Time Inc. and Condé Nast are plan to jointly build an online newsstand for publications in multiple digital formats, according to people with knowledge of the plans.
The formation of a new company to run the online newsstand — sometimes characterized as an “iTunes for magazines” — may be announced in early December. Time, Condé Nast, Hearst and Meredith all intend to be equity partners in the new company, although the deals have not yet been signed.
In the face of slumping print circulations for many magazines, the publishing houses are eager to exert some control over digital readership, said people at the companies, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about the plans. Some newspaper owners have also expressed interest in the joint venture.
In other media sectors, rivals have already formed joint ventures for the Web. Several television networks are stakeholders in Hulu, an online television and film Web site. Some music labels are partners in Vevo, a music video site powered by YouTube that will make its debut next month.
The new magazine company would, in theory, make it easy to buy print and electronic copies of publications like The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Esquire and Better Homes and Gardens from a single Web site. While mostly leaving the hardware to others, the alliance of competing publishers would develop software standards for magazine viewing on iPhones, BlackBerrys, e-book readers and other platforms, people with knowledge of the plans said.
Executives have talked about an iTunes model for magazines for months.
The New York Observer reported Tuesday that John Squires, the Time Inc. executive, would become the new company’s interim chief executive while the partners looked for a permanent head. In June, Ann Moore, the Time Inc. chairwoman, gave Mr. Squires the responsibility of creating a digital road map for the company.
“It’s increasingly clear that finding the right digital business model is crucial for the future of our business,” Ms. Moore said in a memorandum at the time. She added, “We need to develop a strategy for the portable digital world and to refine our views on paid content.” A Time Inc. spokeswoman declined to comment Tuesday.
The magazine industry has been generally slow in experimenting with digital products, but they have shown more interest this year in extending the print experience and audience. This month Condé Nast became one of the first publishers to repurpose an entire magazine issue for the iPhone, selling a copy of GQ as an application for $2.99.
“We know that the world of digital is far grander than display advertising,” Charles H. Townsend, Condé Nast’s chief executive, said at a demonstration of the application last month.

Stephanie Clifford contributed reporting.

Larry Lipson, owner of Bad Beetle, has repurposed wood into tech accessories, including a case for a MacBook Pro, an iPad stand and an iPhone case.

Prototype

Invasion of the Beetles, and a Rancher's Revenge

By CLAIRE MARTIN

An abundance of beetle-killed lumber in the West has led creative entrepreneurs to make money by repurposing the wood for technology accessories.


Murdoch Says Web Aggregators Should Pay for Content
Bloomberg
News Corp. is considering blocking Google Inc. from displaying its news articles and is talking to Microsoft Corp. about listing only on its site, ...


“Only newspapers are economically organized to cover a broad swath of events,” he said. “A lot of aggregators have been taking advantage of that, and pretty soon, there will be nothing to aggregate. But that can’t really be discussed among newspaper owners because of antitrust problems.”b



Most aggregators are not promoting newspaper content; they are repurposing it to their own ends. Newspapers’ audiences are harvested and sold divorced from the content that attracted them in the first place. The risk would be making Google, the kingmaker on the Web, angry.


The Changing "Face" of Google
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USAThanks to Google's new universal search algorithms, if a company has a video streaming their website it can easily be repurposed to stream from Google ...



In computing, a feed aggregator, also known as a feed reader, news reader or simply aggregator, is client software or a Web application which aggregates syndicated web content such as news headlines, blogs, podcasts, and vlogs in a single location for easy viewing.





aggregate
noun [C or U]
something formed by adding together several amounts or things; a total:
They purchased an aggregate of 3000 shares in the company.
Snowflakes are loose aggregates of ice crystals.
Arsenal lost the second game, but got through to the final on aggregate (= adding together all their goals).

aggregate 
adjective [before noun]
total:
The seven companies have an aggregate turnover of £5.2 million.

aggregate verb [T]
to combine into a single group or total

aggregation
noun [U]Obama, Pelosi to Discuss Scope of Economic Package
President-elect Barack Obama will meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday as Congress prepares to reconvene and debate a massive recovery plan for the nation's struggling economy, according to Democratic sources.
(By Michael D. Shear, The Washington Post)
reconvene
meet again

*****Power of aggregation
伦敦设计赛 心系四川灾区学校
设计比赛一等奖作品
四川赈灾概念建筑设计比赛一等奖作品


由一群旅英华人建筑师组成的“东西设计联盟”在四川地震后一直关心着灾区的重建工作。去年他们在伦敦举办了“四川快递”的救灾帐篷概念设计展。今年,筹备多时的“四川赈灾概念建筑设计比赛”历时两个月,最近落下了帷幕。
这次比赛的主题是为一所在地震中受到严重损害的成都高中设计校园,一共有来自35个国家的400多位选手参加了比赛。
比 赛由“东西设计联盟”、伦敦大学建筑学院和四川建筑设计院联合举办。除了建筑这个主要的竞赛单元以外,主办方还特意设立了“家具,校服”两个设计竞赛单 元。他们认为一个好的校园不单单是由建筑组成的,具有抗震功能的家具和美观的校服也是重建一个美好校园的重要方面。
概念与现实
在 四川地震发生以后,此次比赛的主要组织者- 英国著名建筑设计事务所Foster and Partner的助理合伙人范铁曾多次到访灾区,了解到那里受灾最严重的是学校,很多地方甚至没有校舍。因此他与一群在英国工作多年的华裔建筑师才有了举 办这样一个比赛的念头,希望通过这样的活动引起人们的关注,促进灾区重建工作和改善教育状况。
虽说这是一次概念性设计的比赛,他们相信概念设计作品中的很多想法是可以被发展成为现实的。
评选标准
此 次比赛的评审团请到了来自伦敦建筑学院的教授,曾经到访过20多所中国学校,并参与帮助北川中学学生准备高考的老师马燕,还有来自服装界和家具设计界的专 家和教授。评审团主席C.J.Lim称他们寻求的不只是抗震的房子,更重要的是设计一个有安全感,有保障的校园,将信心重新带回给四川。
此次获奖的作品将全部提交给四川省政府,由他们来挑选可行的方案。

repurpose
verb [I or T]
to find a new use for an idea, product or building:
The company's role is to repurpose print data for use on the Web.
Movie theaters are harder to repurpose than ordinary stores in a shopping mall.

repurpose
tr.v.-posed-pos·ing-pos·es.
To use or convert for use in another format or product: repurposed the book as a compact disk.

verb

[with object]
adapt for use in a different purpose: they’ve taken a product that was originally designed for the CD-ROM and repurposed it for the Microsoft Network

online
or on-line (ŏn'līn', ôn'-) pronunciation
adj.
    1. Under the control of a central computer, as in a manufacturing process or an experiment.
    2. Connected to a computer or computer network.
    3. Accessible via a computer or computer network: an online database.
  1. In progress; ongoing: online editorial projects.
online on'line' adv.


publication[pub・li・ca・tion]

  • 発音記号[pʌ`bləkéiʃən]
[名]
1 [U]出版, 刊行, 発行.
2 [U]公表, 発表
the publication of his death
彼の死亡公表.
3 (定期)刊行物.
4 業績.

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