Mario Garcia

Introducing Monocle Mediterraneo

What a week: the much awaited Monocle Mediterraneo debuted July 29, and the Metropoli magazine exhibit started July 28. Be on the lookout for these events, which we will revisit. It is almost here, and, at least the front page is here for all to see, a pictorial invitation to sample the inside contents of...

Dispatches from Hong Kong, Part 2: Big iPad Day for Austria, Hong Kong,

TAKEAWAY: Two newspapers prepare to introduce iPad editions tomorrow as Apple introduces the iPad in their countries: Austria and Hong Kong.  We preview here and will follow up tomorrow with first day edition reports. See how Austria’s Wirtshafts Blatt and Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post take their baby steps on theiPad. PLUS: Dateline Hong Kong,...

Dispatches from Hong Kong, Part 1: The Page One Challenge

Perhaps no Hong Kong newspaper faces a greater daily challenge than the South China Morning Post, which has been bringing news of Hong Kong and China to its readers, in English, since 1903. During its history, the SCMP has been owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation and is now owned by Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok’s Kerry Media. The SCMP is one...

The Economist's Online Redesign Shines

TAKEAWAY: [The Economist's new online design] is clean, easy to follow, and promotes print well: The Economist’s redesign of its website is worth taking a look. A rich online edition design At a time when tablets, and specifically Apple’s iPad, dominate our conversations, along comes a fresh new look for The Economist’s online edition, and it is worth looking...

Try a Little Disconnectedness

William Powers’ new book Hamlet’s Blackberry is out and the media have taken notice.  The first major review of the book has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, and William made an appearance in Good Morning America recently to promote the book and the magic of disconnectedness. The Journal review, aptly headlined “To Tweet, or not to Tweet,”...

Gourmet Returns as iPad app!

I was delighted to read that Gourmet magazine will be resurrected as an iPad app, just in time for me to use the device in the kitchen and perhaps try my hand at a recipe or two when time allows. The news brings back the memory of a Gourmet magazine in the late 1970s. Maria and I lived...