Monthly Archives: January 2010

Make a one-minute movie

Part 1 of 3 in the series 1-Minute Movies

If you hold a digital camera steady for a minute or so (in Movie mode), you get a still photograph with movement in it. Photographers have been “simulating” movement for a hundred years by registering blurs of more or less distinctness. Now they can get the detail and the movement at the same time, or during the same time–and time itself becomes a dimension of the photograph.

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Use the technology

Part 1 of 5 in the series 3-Cent Magazine

By our own calculations we had spent $65,000 in the Marble Arch beer parlour, the equivalent of 130,000 glasses of beer. We had printed a total of 117,000 copies of the magazine, half a million pages of literary writing, we had perfected the financial management technique that we had named 100% Loss Financing. And we had launched the 3-Day Novel Contest, which is still thriving today, in its pages.

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Launch a 3-cent magazine

Part 5 of 5 in the series 3-Cent Magazine

The idea for a four-page magazine emerged on an otherwise idle afternoon when we discovered that you could get 5,000 words onto an 8.5 by 11 inch piece of paper in 5 point type if you weren’t too picky about margins.

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