Monthly Archives: May 2007

Microsoft Surface ….Looks Familiar?

Today Microsoft announces the release of a new multi-touch screen product/technology called Surface. It allows you to interact with a screen in a very natural way, by dragging objects on the screen around with your fingers and using various gestures, not with 1 finger, but with many fingers on both hands.

Oh Really? iPhone is Not the Next iPod

Why Apple’s iPhone is Not the Next iPod: Additionally, the potential success of the iPhone could be dampened by its price. If looked at as three devices in one, the price isn’t unreasonable — buying a 4GB iPod Nano and a BlackBerry 8700c (which acts as a phone and Internet device) separately for instance would […]

Interactive News – 5.23.07

Making the leap to ActionScript 3.0 – It feels like yesterday I was learning AS2. Good thing I’m an art director and not a Flash developer. What sounds cool to me? No more _root in the syntax.

Telework, Gen Y and the Old School

Here’s a few articles I ran across that kind of strike a cord with me, and in some cases that I both identify with and find funny in their attempt to define something they don’t understand – the youth now entering the workforce. Attracting the twentysomething worker (Fortune) This article starts out sounds like an […]

In Da News – 5.16.07

Pre-orders being accepted for the Optimus Maximus Keyboard – Word is it’s going to retail for around $1500. If I had money to piss away I would definitely be getting this keyboard. The Real Story of JPG Magazine (via) – pretty bullshit situation in my opinion, I feel bad for Derek. In one evening, Paul […]

Oh Really? Video services have no future.

iTunes-like video services have no future: study (via) – I just needed to post this so I have it documented. Will this come to be? I don’t know. My gut feeling? We haven’t even seen Apple TV kick into high gear, so this video story is far from over.

Design in the News

Web 2.0 ‘distracts good design’ (via) – whether you love him or hate him, you can actually learn some things from Jakob Nielsen. Say what you want about his sometimes off-the-wall remarks on his site, UseIt.com, but there’s method to his madness, and I respect that. Even when he says things like Flash is 99% […]

Good TV

There were only 2 good things on TV this past Sunday: 60 Minutes – check out the video clips from the show, except for Andy Rooney. That bastard is just getting too old and starting to make no sense what-so-ever. He’s like a bad caricature of George Carlin. …and Bad Santa. Even with the bleeped […]

Photoshop Tip: Set Action Keys

I’m always surprised how many designers and art directors still don’t know about setting action keys in Photoshop. If you’re not familiar with Actions in Photoshop, you really need to get on this now. Once you start using them, you’ll appreciate how much time you’ll save yourself on tedious and repetitive steps. These are some […]

iPhone Evolution Revealed in Patents

Image via MacNN Seeing patent diagrams like these just gets me fired up. People like to complain that Apple updates their products too often, and that they’re forced to constantly catch up. I’ve mentioned this before, but this is a problem with the consumer, not Apple. Apple’s goal is to always be improving on their […]