Monthly Archives: January 2013

My Wave

My last post reminds me of one of my favorite tracks by Soundgarden:

Buying Waves

TechHive: AT&T will buy mobile spectrum from Verizon for $1.9 billion It fascinates me sections of the electromagnetic spectrum are buyable. I assume I shouldn’t as we can buy land. Will the visible spectrum ever be monetized? Will companies ever try to own red, blue or green light waves?

Entertainment on Blackberries?

BGR on RIM’s new Blackberry World: Not only will Research in Motion’s (RIMM) BlackBerry World include more than 70,000 BlackBerry 10 apps, the storefront will also offer “one of the most robust music and video catalogs in mobile today.” “Blackberry World”? It doesn’t say entertainment to me. Product branding and how the public perceives it […]

Don’t

I was recently asked by the founder of Stemmings, Daniel Feeney, to contribute an essay. I decided to write about 3 things designers need to not do to find work and build a portfolio: Wait, Ask For Permission and Stop. I also designed the cover image for my essay. Check it out.

Copywrong

In the last few years I’ve become more and more interested in and copyright law, both on the tecnology/patent side and the art/imitation side. Kirby Ferguson’s TED Talk, Embace The Remix, is required viewing if you’re interested. According to The Center for the Study of the Public Domain nothing entered the public domain in 2013: […]

Hello?

Taken from The Combustion Chamber

No More Harmony

Logitech to sell Harmony remote division after ‘unacceptable’ Q3 results This is unfortunate. I’ve been meaning to write a review of the Harmony One remote. It’s the best universal remote I’ve ever owned (going on 2 years now). The web application interface is not the greatest, but the macros you can program with it are […]

Film

In this age of digital, film still remains as the medium of choice for some and there has always been a challenge in getting your Analogue captures into a sharable format without the time consuming process of scanning. The Lomography community serves as an example of how film has flourished and remained as a truly […]

Gamblers

Apple has posted the details of their record-breaking Q1 2013, but as John Gruber has noted, the financial and tech press can’t help but be disappointed in it. This reminds me how much of the financial world is nothing more than one, big horse track with lots and lots of windows to place bets at. […]