January 27th, 2016
“Reading comprehension,” Wikipedia tells us “is the ability to read text, process it and understand its meaning” (emphasis mine). I remember in Grade 5 at St. Anselm’s School when Mrs. Webber introduced our class to SRA cards, a ground-breaking reading comprehension game that help teach kids that reading wasn’t just mouthing the words and stringing the…
April 30th, 2012
The deal announced this morning between Barnes & Noble and Microsoft is one of the more curious tech deals of the past decade.
February 11th, 2011
(The title of this post is inspired by one of my favorite books of cartoons by one of my favorite New Yorker cartoonists, George Booth: Think Good Thoughts About a Pussycat.) I’ve been using Adobe’s Acrobat technology forever, and I’m a huge fan of the underlying technology. The user-facing software, however, stinks. It’s the same problem that you find in Microsoft…
February 7th, 2011
Communication is as challenging as it ever was. The exchange was prompted by a post on Dan Gillmor’s excellent journalism blog on Salon.com. When I saw Dan on the Mac version I did the requisite Google search for an answer and got the usual spam-filled and out-of-date search results. Like David Pogue at the New…
July 13th, 2010
The secret of great models everywhere: Source: Technosexual Monkeys And it was used even before Photoshop was invented: Source for image above and next image: Giopet’s Graphic Art blog (Italy) A favorite of La Wanda Gastrica! And of advertising agencies everywhere.