Improv Electronics Boogie Board – CES 2012

Here’s a product that intrigued me, but I can’t really nail down why. It’s not immediately apparent what sort of problem this solves. But it was interesting enough that I’d love to see if anyone out there sees a use for libraries. I’m going to see how it works for writing practice with my daughter, … Continue reading Improv Electronics Boogie Board – CES 2012

Color eInk demonstration from CES 2012

Here’s a look at color eInk, the next generation of the technology currently found in just about every eReader on the market. This particular screen (the eInk Triton display) is good for just over 4000 colors, and certainly isn’t the fastest page-turn we’ve seen…but the display is very, very pretty. Great contrast, sharp lines, and … Continue reading Color eInk demonstration from CES 2012

InFocus Mondopad from CES 2012

Some more video from CES 2012, this time a new presentation/smartboard from InFocus with some interesting features, the best of which didn’t make the video. I was told after I stopped filming that the software that drives it can use the Windows web tools/IIS to make the display publicly available to the web…so with just … Continue reading InFocus Mondopad from CES 2012

Really interesting take on design choices for devices…going to have to think about…

Really interesting take on design choices for devices…going to have to think about this for a bit. Embedded Link Hands Per Device (HPD) Hands-per-device, or HPD, is an alternative approach to efficiently designing interactive content and applications for a today's multi-platform ecosystem. Google+: View post on Google+

CES and ALA Midwinter 2011

The next week or so for me is completely insane, as I’m attending both CES2011 and ALA Midwinter 2011, even though they actually overlap. I’ll be flying from Nashville to Las Vegas on Tuesday for CES, hopping from Vegas to San Diego on Friday for ALA Midwinter, and then taking the red-eye late on Monday … Continue reading CES and ALA Midwinter 2011

Library of Congress blocks access to Wikileaks

This is evidence of the insane world we’re currently living in…the Library of Congress, ostensibly the Library of Record for the United States, is currently blocking access on it’s staff computers as well as it’s guest wireless network to Wikileaks. From the above story, the Library issued a statement, saying: The Library decided to block … Continue reading Library of Congress blocks access to Wikileaks

Interfaces, part 2

This distinction from the post below, that media can either be collapsed (Content, Container, and Interface as a single piece, as a book) or expanded (each separated, as in a DVD, remote, and screen) explains a bit about why the Touch interface is so visceral. The iPad feels different from other devices when you use … Continue reading Interfaces, part 2

Interfaces

I’m sure this isn’t an original thought (so very, very few are), but it was novel enough to me that I needed to write it down…and that’s pretty much what a blog is designed for. I’ve written and talked about how libraries need to become comfortable with the containers of our new digital content, as … Continue reading Interfaces