Nick Bilton: How the Porn Industry Leads the Digital Media Industry

By on 09/16/2010 3:58 PM @beet_tv

Nick Bilton, the lead writer of The New York Times technology Bits blog, says that the porn industry has lead the way with digital media by first harnessing interactivity and more recently in pioneering multi-screen content delivery.

These are some of the topics covered in his book about technology, titled  I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works, published this week by Crown Publishing.

Before joining The Times editorial team, he was a developer in the paper’s R&D unit.

We spoke with Nick this week about the book and his view on privacy, the Web and the media business.

Here is his article about the topics covered in his book from Sundays’ New York Times.   Here is one of the book’s first reviews by Jack Shafer at Slate.

First Book to Use QR Code

At the beginning of each chapter will find a QR code, a postage stamp-sized image which is scanned by a smart phone. Smart phone users will then be taken to related videos and Web pages.

Nick says his is the first book to employ QR Codes.   He offers a demonstration in his video which we have included in our package.

Andy Plesser

Production Note:  We shot this interview at the Livestream studio in Chelsea.

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