Stretched my eyes towards the end of the day once again
The horizon left me wondering what could come next
Star, planet, moon, star, star
Reflections of the day hued orange then purple Continue reading “Poem: Finding God” →
Just thinking some more after doing the stream for BibleTech, I wonder how much cameras will develop in light of streaming and tablet or mobile contexts. Continue reading “Camera on Phone and/or Tablet” →
In a recent post, I talked a bit about what I do (besides writing). One of those activities happens to be training. In these moments, I’m asked to train people or teams towards learning software packages that are relevant to their jobs. Problem is, I don’t like teaching people how to use applications – that’s something that most can figure out with either some playtime or by reading the mounds of online and offline resources. I do prefer to take them through that software package by addressing the problems they are trying to solve – intermingling the learning of the application within those lessons. Besides being a bit more productive at the end of the day, I notice that they are better able to retain the lessons.
Continue reading “Leaning on Apps or Empowering Skills” →
Is it really the lack of the ability of mobiles devices to do work that frame the perception, or is it rather the lack of our abilities to learn/do different behaviors which frame the perception? I speak of the often heard/seen statement, “mobiles/smartphones/tablets aren’t replacements for laptops/PCs for real work.” I don’t agree. I see what others see, but I just don’t agree.
Continue reading “Ability Problems or Perception Problems” →
There’s this conversation that to be virtually present isn’t present at all. But I can’t say that’s my case right now. Between Twitter, and just wrapping up a live Qik stream of my BibleTech talk, I not only feel cool with it, but feel presented with the challenge to connect with all those folks that I missed.
Good thing there’s a Twitter list of BibleTech (twitter-chatting) attendees. Now to get to work.
Unfortunately, sour planning and finances are keeping me from attending/speaking at BibleTech this year. That said, I’m still keeping some activity around Twitter towards interacting with those there and those who also wish they could be.
Also, even though I’m unable to get there, I have my presentation. The slide deck will be posted tomorrow at the time that I’m slated to be up speaking. For a preview, see this post at Mobile Ministry Magazine.
I just realized that I don’t talk much on this site about what I do from day to day. Part of that is because I have MMM that’s not too far off to see that – but even then its not always clear what it is that I do. Getting a bit of a break in between two bigger slices of work this week, I’d like to talk some about what I do, but concentrate a bit more on what it is that I help people and organizations figure out.
Continue reading “Sending and Receiving, or My Trails Since Leaving Normal Work” →
I had a conversation the other day about the Palm Pre. Even two (or is it three) years since it was announced, it is one of the few mobile devices and platforms that makes me smile. I can look at the device and be reminded of the Treo models that I used to own (and liked a ton), and see also attention to thinking and moving towards a certain type of mobile-service future. Even when I got to play with the Palm Pixi (via Brighthand), I was impressed – though not convinced enough to move from where I was residing with mobile.
Continue reading “Convince Me” →
The 247th Carnival of the Mobilsits has been published over at MobiThinking. As usual, there is an excellent suite of posts from some of the brightest thinkers in mobile. My piece speaking of the iPad as a blank canvas was also included. Jump on over and take a read.
Over at Mobile Society, Martin Sauter put forth the question of whether there is a point behind QR codes given their purpose and how they are commonly displayed on websites. I put forth a comment there which answers this, and should at least get those thinking about QR codes to go beyond “just throw it out there.” Here was my comment:
Continue reading “What is the (Relevant) Point of QR Codes” →
They’ll look at you and say that the iPad isn’t a real computer. You can’t get real work done on it. Then you’ll pause, calmly look towards their direction, and without missing a beat turn your attention back to crafting a new reality.
Eye – part of my iPad Artwork collection.
Can’t say that this one was my fault, but can totally remember what was going thru my mind when I wrote it.
Imagine if you will, six billion people own a mobile phone, laptop, or Tablet PC that is connected to the Internet via some type of wireless network — whether through a Wi-Fi, cellular-wireless, WiMAX, or some other networking method yet to come. Image that at the moment that all of those connections are made that we would just have the question of “what next?” Where does all of this accessibility, usability, and mobility lead to? What happens when this “nirvana” of mobile computing happens?
Read the rest of The Consequences of Mobile Computing at Brighthand. That was from 2006 (not long before Palm announced the Foleo, and possibly some aspect of Synergy nearly ready to release). I can only imagine what else is back there (been writing there since 2002-3).