After nearly 5 years of operating under the title The Digital Reader, I’ve decided that a generic name no longer suits me nor does it describe what I cover on this blog.
A name can both define and confine what it’s attached to, and The Digital Reader has begun to chafe. There are stories I have covered and stories I would like to cover which don’t fit with the topics implied by the old name, and it had to go.
The new name is Ink, Bits, and Pixels. While that is almost as generic as The Digital Reader it also is more colorful and is less prone to confusion (enough with being called “Digital Reader”). It also suggests a broader number of topics – about as broad as the stories I have been writing over the past few weeks.
I’m still going to cover digital publishing, ebooks, and related topics, but I’m also going to expand the topics I cover. For example, I plan to learn more on screen tech and touchscreen tech so I can better understand new devices (enough with only covering the tech which goes into ereaders).
P.S. If you like the name, credit goes to(he’s great at picking names). But if you hate the change, feel free to yell at me in the comments.
P.P.S. The 24th of January also marks the 5th anniversary of the launch of this blog as Nate’s eBook News. I renamed it to The Digital Reader a couple months later. Happy anniversary, me.