“People have put so much effort into recommending books to users, and recommending films,” says Glenn Nano, a principle at Centurion Venture Partners and organizer of Code Meet Print NY. “Well, a pop song is a couple of minutes and a movie a couple of hours. A book is a two or three week investment of your time, so don’t we want equally powerful tools for discovery?”
Code Meet Print NY is a new group devoted to the intersection of technology and the written word. Along with Nano, the leadership team includes Jennifer 8. Lee, a former NY Times reporter and digital devotee. They are holding their first meeting tonight at General Assembly with presentations from Richard Nash and Figment, the new project from former and current New Yorker staffers, Jacob Lewis and Dana Goodyear.
Book worms have three hours left to submit an entry to the Very Short Story contest. Winner gets a free kindle, so start your tweet with — @cmp_ny #vss — then do your best work in 127 characters.