NeoVictorian Computing

Now, I do have to admit that after reading Gavin Menzes’ books (1421 and 1434) that I don’t care for the term or context of the “Victorian” age. But I can get with the idea beind Mark Bernstein’s thoughts about computing and the direction would be better off taking with it. Continue reading “NeoVictorian Computing”

Real World Disconnect

#todaysoffice at Caribou about to go music on on Twitpic
For a long time, it was only one or two people who would confront me with the statement(s), “Antoine, what you are doing with mobile isn’t possible with the rest of us. We don’t want to live like that. We don’t want the device you have. We can’t afford it. And its just not the real world to us.” It took a while before I would get that point, and even now, I find myself asking and reassessing how I approach my fervor for mobile and connected tech when there is a much larger world out there to explore and be immersed within. Continue reading “Real World Disconnect”

TWheel for iOS Thoughts

I don’t count myself as a large social media person, despite having two Twitter accounts and being pretty frequent on both. But, I do enjoy the various streams of thoughts which come from Twitter and those trends and people I follow, so when there is an app which can makeit better to do so, I will take a gander at it. On my smartphone, that has been Different Tack by Fluid Interaction. It’s not Gravity, but in terms of enjoying and retaining whatever I am reading, it works well. Fluid Interaction poked me some days ago about the iOS version of this app, called twheel (v1.0.0), and I have some thoughts after going about using it for a few days on and off. Continue reading “TWheel for iOS Thoughts”

Celebrate Science Like Olympics

In case you missed it, while the Olympics were being televised (on considerable time delay) from London, a few guys and even fewer women at a government agency managed to launch a piece of fragile technology from a planet spinning in orbit toward another planet spinning in orbit millions of miles away and had it land—softly—precisely where it was supposed to land. That’s like doing a perfect balance beam routine every day for 255 days—with an anvil on your back.

(Quote Source) Makes sense to me. What if we did celebrate science, education, and environmental achievements like we celebrate, critique, sponsor, and invest in the Olympics? Would be an interesting one wouldn’t it? I wonder what it would mean for global progress on issues of economics, success, justice, and faith if we were so bold.

Writing, Do You Expect to Continue to Make Money From That?

Quite often, when explaining about Mobile Ministry Magazine , I’m asked the question, “so, how do you make money from that?” Part of that is indeed cultural. Then there’s the competitive nature of things (folks wanting to know so that they can either enter your marketplace or take their own interests and duplicate the pattern). And there’s the curosity of it. But, all in all, its basically one of those moments where if it weren’t for a few notable aspects of history happening, that it wouldn’t make much sense to be doing at all.  That’s the rub of writing as part of a career. Its not so much something that really exists, and at the same time, its being challenged on an extreme end to continue to exist. Continue reading “Writing, Do You Expect to Continue to Make Money From That?”