Somewhere, we got it in our heads that reading requires all kinds of constructs – paper, flipping pages, uninterrupted experiences, etc. And yes, to consume information does require some of these, but for one reason or another, report after report are finding it surprising that digital effects seem to do a lot for Gen Y and younger folks enjoying the behavior of reading more. I’d argue that it has less to do with reading as a behavior, and more to do with the fact that much about digital reading reduces the friction that some traditionalists believe is necessary.
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After a small break, the Carnival of the Mobilists is back and it’s a sizable helping. Several contributions in this edition including one from myself. Grab a cup of coffee/tea and your favorite electronic reading device and head over to Mobileslate for the serving.
Am currently reading Twelve Ordinary Men (MacArthur, Amazon) and am again reading this book that challenges me to pay attention to details in faith that I commonly want to skip.
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I was just reading about yet another head-hunter (job finder, resume, CV, etc.) engine. And I have to ask if it is really needed? Aren’t search engines now advanced enough that everyone should prety much look to get their own server and put on there a resume/CV that is searchable, malleable, and for the most part, not needing of being placed on yet another service?
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Back when the TAT UX video, The Future of Screens, was released, I remarked that this would provide for me some homework. I meant that in respect to how I observe interactions with people and screens, and how realistic this could be in some contexts, and how it would have to change in others. This area is an aspect of observational-based design research that I am taking some time for today. The following are some thoughts composed as I am seeing them and from my iPad.
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Oh this is good. Taken nearly out if context on my part, and at the same time speaks to the paradigm shift that so many are missing.
Continue reading “Is Anyone Paying Attention to the Shift” →
That was a bit quick (from my perspective). Brighthand has published my review of the Samsung Fascinate for Verizon. As with the other Samsung Galaxy S models that I’ve reviewed this summer, this one features an excellent screen and will surprise some with how slick the overall Google Android experience is. Jump on over and check out the entire review and see some additional pics at the Samsung Fascinate photo gallery on Ovi Share.
Much of my day today has been spent looking outside of the window towards clouds and rain. It causes reflection and a few naps if you aren’t careful. At the moment, the reflectioned thoughts center around the three screens that I use and how they all aren’t as necessary as I once thought.
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Maybe it is because on a rainy day, you get to spend a bit more time in reflective thought. Or, maybe it is seeing a fellow mobilist do something that I had long thought was normal for thought/action leaders in mobile. But, honestly, I’m angry and discouraged about some aspects of life and tech. More often than not, and especially online, the ones that are doing some notable good are drowned out by various louder and usually not-as-fully informed others.
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Maybe it is because of the current personal financial crunch I’m going through. Or, maybe it is because until today, it had been nearly two weeks since I biked (or remember biking). Nevertheless, the folks over at Urban Velo have posted an unbelivable amount of images related to their coverage of the Interbike 2010 Bike show. And seriously speaking, there’s a lot of stuff that I not only could see myself having – but makes me want to get out and ride all that much more.
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I think that devices like the iPad are neat not just because they point to some of the changes that are happening with technology, but also how it can point people to thinking and interacting with their environments in ways that look more like their dreams, and less like the limitations of current practices.
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This week, MMM was invited to the Verizon Developer’s Conference in Las Vegas to participate with WIP alongside their management and coverage of the unpanel and a few chat sessions. Just published a small recap of one aspect of our participation during one of the conversations over at MMM. Here’s a snippet of some of what I do for a living 😉
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