You start to notice patterns when you organize a conference. For example, I have heard people tell me that books are dead, using the logic of e-readers (iPad, Nook, and Kindle) will replace the existing books that people read. I have seen an interesting thing happen. I have been using bitly to tweet up these blog entries. It has been wonderful to monitor that my tweets for the Rosenfeld Media giveaways have been tracking extremely HIGH. In fact, these tweets about books are the second highest rated bitly item right now. If books are dead, long live books (in their after-life). Check out the bookstore at the Big Design Conference. It is not a cemetery.