Sunday, November 11, 2007

Social features

I happen to follow a few new applications closely, and this news is exciting from the Digital Editions blog. It seems to me that most applications these days should have a social component. Send an email, blog it, share it, IM a friend or collaborator, post it to, these are the features that enable an application to move well beyond the features it was designed for, enabling creativity and flexibility among users. Maybe Google's new Open Social could be used to spread the fun to the widest reaches. Eh?
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Digital Editions will be introducing new social features in the future that will enhance the use and enjoyment of user’s ebooks, such as sharing annotations and reading lists.
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Now the kids won't get any work done!

I loved SimCity as a kid. Wish I had it on my laptop.
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EA donates SimCity to OLPC

According to a weekend report on Ars Technica, leading game maker Electronic Arts has decided to give their pioneering game SimCity to the One Laptop per Child project for installation on every machine distributed to children in developing nations).

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Old office

In about a month, once the drywall and painting is done, once the carpet is down at least, I will move my office. Until then, the old office kinda looked like this...except normally the screens aren't just broad expanses of blue.

Here's me working...


Nice curly bamboo! (That'll be heading upstairs to the new office.)

Not too shabby... this is just around the corner from where my compadres work.

Monday, November 05, 2007

There go me lucky charms!

NY Times Magazine, Nov. 4, 2007
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