Future Dweller Nick Bilton on What Newspapers Can Learn from Porn
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No one knows what the future holds for newspapers, but Nick Bilton's guess is worth more than most. A compulsive multitasker, Bilton has had a peripatetic career path through the realms of film, advertising, technology and publishing. At The New York Times
, he's worked as a design editor, a member of the research and development team and, most recently, as the lead writer for the paper's tech blog, Bits
. He is, in short, the kind of person who would own a dog named Pixel that can play air hockey on an iPad
He's also an author. Bilton's new book, I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works: Why Your World, Work and Brain Are Being Creatively Disrupted
, is about how technology has changed the way consumers interact with information and entertainment, and what the producers of those kinds of content -- including the newspaper he works at -- need to understand to avoid getting left in the past. Rule No. 1: You can learn a lot from pornography. Note:The following video is the first of a three-part series. Clickable thumbnails for Parts 2 and 3 are available below the video player that has Part 1 ready to play.