Media & Entertainment (173)
E-books go ‘ooh la la’!
According to the Wall Street Journal, since the emergence of e-books, erotic novels have rocketed up to the top of best-seller lists. In the Unites States, 40% of books considered risqué were released in digital format only.
Why it matters
E-books have allowed people to exercise more discretion in public areas without the book covers broadcasting what they are looking at to strangers. While social media has encouraged people to share what they do with others, there are some personal habits that we want to remain private. Are there other businesses that could benefit by helping consumers be more discreet and avoid public embarrassment?
Renowned US magazine Entertainment Weekly recently carried an ad for broadcast network CBS that featured a wafer thin full motion video screen. The VIP (video in print)technology works like an audio greetings card, in that opening the page activates the player. The promotion in question featured in every copy of the magazine, but the video portion only featured in subscriptions for those in Los Angeles and New York .
Stüa de Michil is a restaurant inside the in Corvara, Italy where silence is mandatory on every Wednesday evening. The only form of communication permitted is a little blackboard on each table.