Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Posts Tagged ‘guidebooks’

Apr

17

2015

(1)

Me, Myself, and Eye: Researching London 2016

I have been in London for the past few weeks updating my Frommer's guide for the 2016 edition.

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Dec

17

2013

(2)

A Walt Disney World guidebook for the rest of us

Most of the other Disney guides seemed to be crypto-valentines. The market was missing a guide to Walt Disney World written for the way most of us react to the resort.

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Aug

14

2013

(5)

The Internet is a directory, but a good guidebook guides

Guidebooks as we know them have declined not simply because reading habits are shifting. The product shifted first. Guidebooks became dispensable because guidebooks, as we now know them, do not retain many of the characteristics—concision, opinion, direction—that once made them an important tool for sorting through the chaff. It's been so long since guidebooks guided that we forgot what it means to do so.

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