iPhone App Store

Mar 19, 2009 | Mobile & Web

iPhone App Store

WHAT IS IT? As someone who has worked at a software platform company for years, the most remarkable feature of iPhone to me is the App Store. It is the place where the customer can download additional applications for their iPhone, beyond the basic Calendars, Contact lists, etc. that came… Read More 

Instant Collages

Mar 18, 2009 | Mobile & Web

Instant Collages

  WHAT IS IT ? Photovisi is a simple solution to a common need. We live in a world where it’s easier than ever to create images and share them with others but the options for display are typically fairly limited beyond a simple gallery or slideshow application. Photovisi allows… Read More 

Why I’m now like my 85 year old Auntie Em

Mar 18, 2009 | Tech News

Why I’m now like my 85 year old Auntie Em

WHAT IS IT? When I was a wee little lad my parents would drag my brother and I every now and again to visit my Auntie Phoebe and Auntie Em. They were two very caring, smart and elderly sisters who spent their days reminiscing and watching the TV. One of… Read More 

tilting perspectives

Mar 18, 2009 | Tech News

tilting perspectives

Bathtub IV from Keith Loutit on Vimeo. WHAT IS IT? Tilt Shift Photography refers to the use of tilt and a large aperture to achieve a very shallow depth of field. Typically taken with a special lens with a concertina mechanism, the effects often look as though the subjects have… Read More 

Full Frontal Nudity is Good for Democracy

Mar 4, 2009 | Mobile & Web | Tech News

Full Frontal Nudity is Good for Democracy

  WHAT IS IT? Anyone remembers this video, of School House Rock, on How a Bill becomes a Law? Often compared to sausage making, it’s neither a clean nor a neat process. Many versions of the bill are written and rewritten, negotiated and debated, amended and revised before it is… Read More 

When will you know when it’s not real?

Mar 4, 2009 | Mobile & Web

When will you know when it’s not real?

  WHAT IS IT? Back in 1994 before I moved to the US I worked at IBM’s Hursley Park research laboratory. They were still battling for consumer desktops against Microsoft Windows with their good old OS/2 Warp while looking to hold onto their old mainframe businesses with legacy CICS code… Read More 

Secrets & Lies on the web

Mar 4, 2009 | Mobile & Web

Secrets & Lies on the web

WHAT IS IT? I feel like technologists in general consistently under utilize the power of human behavior in their products. In the age of social media, where person to person interaction is the key, we ignore these powerful forces at our own peril. One such behavior that has not been… Read More 

Conversations on the Internet, Part 1½

Mar 4, 2009 | Mobile & Web

Conversations on the Internet, Part 1½

[Thanks for your interest in Part I of this series, and particularly for the warm feedback! We’ve been very busy with 8ninths and lolligift during the last two weeks, and so I didn’t have time to write Part II in the way I envisioned. Instead, I’m going to dive into… Read More 

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