With one of the projects that I’m working on these days, I find that it is helpful to use Google Docs for a lot of the work. Part of this is because I am between several cities, but the other reason is that in respect to the many of these documents are going through several rounds of reviews and converations. The end product is usually that ownership is shared, and that I’m usually travling when we are conversing about them. So, do I really need to store/edit everything locally for anything more than archiving?
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I was just reading some quick impressions about a new iPad case that includes a keyboard as part of the case by mt friend Sammy Mac over at Palm Addict. I am interested in it simply because it looks like a good idea, but also because it seems like an incomplete answer to what seems to be a major issue with many of the tablet (and mobile) devices out there – the question of how to skillfully and efficiently handle inputing text (and other items).
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Finally netted version 1.5 of this landing page/digital business card – though I have deviated from some of the plans that I had for this iteration of the card (SVG primarly), I have been able to pull off some things happening beyond the tiles that’s pretty neat.
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Some months ago (wow, more like 10 months ago), I wrote a piece here called Living Mobile(-Mainly). A core point there was that I had mostly figured out how to live on a single mobile device for most of what I needed, and that it was the pieces not answered that caused irritations and problems.
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For the next few months, I’ll be doing a whole lot of traveling (at least three cities primarily, and definitely two additional states on occasion). One of the things that I’ll miss most about these travels is that I’ll have less time to ride. I’ve found though that it will be on me to find the friendly roads, and enjoy the people and places in between.
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Every rapper is a speaker
Anyone with a platform is a teacher
Whether they are teaching right or wrong is up for debate
Whether they have matured to that understanding isn’t Continue reading “Poem: Rappers, Teachers, or Noise” →
I have been an iPad owner for nearly as long as I have been doing MMM full-time. And for good reasons, I have had several moments of both liking and loathing the iPad. Don’t get me wrong, I believe a lot about it (and really tablets in general that are well designed)…
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This is one of my favorite parts of the week, and certainly I can say that I will like it when I can sit down today and read the mobilists’ newspaper – that is, the 241st Carnival of the Mobilsits which is being hosted this week at Indigo 102. Lots of good pieces this week, including an excellent overview of the Fourm Oxford Annual Conference which is just about wrapping up. If you’ve followed on Twitter (#forumoxford and @forumoxford), then you know that it was a good time of networking and shared insights. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, and take a look at this week’s Carnival – staying tuned for more neat things in mobile coming from its contributors.
In my world, its easy to dream. The problem comes with accepting the present, while embracing the certainities of the future. I taught a class using just PDAs and the Internet a half decade ago. Today, similar endeavors are taking place (to the same amounts, if not greater and more notable, success) all over the place. Sure, one can say that this is just the march of time. But I think that it speaks more to the fact that we are taking that pill that says we either die ignorant, or adapt to what is the reality happening around us.
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It is very easy to say or think that more megapixels equals a better camera. Listening to much of the photo taking industry in the past decade, you’d be right. And so the N8 comes along with its 12 megapixel wonder, and you’d have to assume that in some respect that its only a larger number – certainly there’s not that much to brag about. And then I started taking pics.
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Am finally getting my turn to review the Nokia N8. This will be especially interesting given that my daily device is the N97 to which the N8 is replacing as the top of the Symbian heap. Check out my first impressions at Brighthand, and the growing gallery of pics of and by the N8 here (with tons of back-story to each pic).