If Apple Won’t Build It, The Community Will →
A good post at The Apple Blog on the Java situation on OS X. It would be great to see improvement with Java on the Mac (seeing as so many developers are hellbent on developing in it).
I had a dream last night that Twitter was closing shop…
Just contributed some footage to http://passingby.net - I love motion video - even more when it is stiched together from all over the world.
Notify the Next of Kindle →
Chip Kidd on why ebook readers in general and the Kindle specifically will fail.
Thoughts On Mobile Free Agency - Part 3 →
I have decided (or I guess I have always known) that I am going to get an iPhone. The only question at this point is when… which is more or less the point of this series of posts. As stated in parts one and two, my contract with Verizon goes month to month in February giving me the option to switch carriers without penalty. For the most part I have viewed February 19 as a liberation day… the date...
Starcom to Seek PROOF of Magazine Ad Engagement →
While it can’t be the data storm that pure digital platforms offer, at least somebody is doing something to help build better metrics for print.
Expected Rise in Paper Costs Leaves Publishers... →
This is no small price jump… 20-25% could put a real hurting on already hurting titles and we could see a new round of digital only moves.
The opposite of an eBook reader - print... →
Rex Hammock on how print will evolve and augment digital technologies rather than be replaced by them.
Trying to re-acclimate to the digital world after 96 hours laptop free… shaking off the rust and grabbing coffee.
Passing by →
I have always had a soft place in my heart for video and photography taken while moving through a landscape.
Eating lamb chops inthe parking lot at Giants Stadium - PRE GAME.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could gradually pay more for music as it grows in personal meaning.
Saying a crashed Mac is a broken brand promise is like saying Axe broke its brand promise cuz you aint got chicks hanging on your jock.
In a world dominated by indeterminate screen oriented output graphic designers desperately need to understand aspect ratio: 16:9 NOT A4
Will NFL commentators EVER find another aspect of Brandon Jacobs game to talk about besides his size? I get it already - he’s a huge RB.
If you are reading this via twitter then my SMS is working again…
Email Is NOT Dead →
Scott Karp blows the whistle and cries FOUL on the meme that won’t die.
mturro: My SMS tweets have not been getting through to twitter!!!
mturro: I actually drank, today, this morning, for the first time in ages, a SMALL coffee - instead of a LARGE - ramifications yet to be determined.
Do Canonical Web Designs Exist? →
Joshua Porter’s lengthy and comprehensive response to Armin Vit’s question “Where are the canonical web designs?” Porter does an excellent job at explicating the form/function duality of design.
mturro: Listening to a Folio webinar on digital Magazines with David Renard and Bo Sacks
Thoughts On Mobile Free Agency - Part 2 →
As I noted in the first part of this series, I am (at least at this point in time) leaning heavily toward making a switch to the iPhone when my Verizon contract goes month to month in February. However, I do have some reservations about the switch and the biggest of those reared its ugly head today as I read this article at Infoworld. Silly as it sounds the virtual keyboard on the Apple device...
PCs Being Pushed Aside in Japan →
I imagine this is just the tip of the iceberg. As computing gets increasingly pushed toward mobile, wirelessly networked, handheld devices there is just no real need for a “desktop” computer. Ubiquitous computing is coming.
Glam: The success of the network →
Jeff Jarvis on how Glam is making the idea of owning and operating sites seem archaic. Publishers with entrenched niche brands take note: don’t produce it - aggregate it. Then you’ll have something really valuable to sell.
mturro: I’ve seen the word “snarky” in two different posts on two different blogs in the last two minutes.
mturro: Been watching a lot of ESPN in the morning… at least it’s a form of news that is based somewhat on reality.
mturro: 9:19PM on Monday night and I am just now getting back into the week… a grueling day indeed.
'LION' SMELLS →
I think this is damn funny but the complaints probably resulted in some crack down and a lot of harshed mellow.
mturro: I’m going to be a mobile free agent: http://tinyurl.com/yrkwct
The Pothole Paradox →
Steven Johnson’s essay on the importance of hyperlocal information. This is truly interesting stuff that with a little spark may just start blazing… perhaps Outside.in is that spark.
Thoughts On Mobile Free Agency - Part 1 →
Last June, as people were getting in line to buy Apple’s new iPhone, two crucial factors kept me out of the hysterical queues. The first (and perhaps the more important) was that this was new technology… first release, version 1.0, and as such was bound to be both over-priced and unperfected. The second was my contract with Verizon… still with another ten months of life left in it. Getting out...
Yes, I Want To Be A Guru Too →
OK… so I am a bit partial to this video because I make a brief appearance (a much younger me, but me nonetheless), but it is truly one of my favorite tunes regardless. William just keeps churning out good music, good visuals, and good fun… I strongly urge anyone and everyone to check him out. He is the real deal people!!! (And mad respect to his partner in crime - Jess - you make him better).
Spam One-liners - a photoset on Flickr →
This is a perfect example of life giving lemons and Linzie Hunter spitting out some nice, cool, refreshing lemonade. Spam subject lines illustrated into charming works of art!
Type Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry →
An excellent article by Jessica Hefland at Design Observer on the importance of thinking more deeply about type choices. Get beyond “I like it” and understand the history that surrounds a typeface.
Media & Money Conference: Print Must Do More... →
Kent Brownridge: “There probably are 20 percent too many magazines, and I think the current market is going to eliminate some of those.â
As Advertising Turns →
It’s obvious to anybody with a pulse that the world of advertising is in serious crisis… everybody is trying to distill the massive change reverberating through contemporary culture into something. Sometimes that effort yields fruit and sometimes it just yields a big load of bullshit that, while it may be entertaining to listen to, does absolutely nothing to advance the idea of advertising. Today...
mturro: My plan with Verizon goes month to month on 2/19/08… mulling defection to iPhone.
mturro: On a train thru Newark and Harrison NJ - they’re razing old industrial buildings at a feverish pace - what comes next?
Chaos theory: advertising cash will soon decrease →
Jeff Jarvis says: “There won’t be enough to support us in media in the manner to which we’ve become accustomed. And it’s hard to imagine what other business models will come along to fund us.”
An answer for Jeff Jarvis: the magazine format is... →
Rex Hammock with an answer to Jeff Jarvis’ question about the future of magazines.
Marketers Want Media Ideas, Not Protectionism From... →
From Advertising Age - Jonah Bloom on the slow thaw in cross media campaigns and how agencies need to loosen up and collaborate.
Rethinking the Mercury News...with Community... →
Mark Glaser on the way the San Jose Mercury News is approaching their future and how they are rethinking what it means to be a local news organization.
Rolling Stone: One Step Toward Irrelevance →
It hurts me to write that headline, but it had to be done. Yes folks, the magazine that is almost singlehandedly responsible for my life long obsession with magazines has jumped the shark and taken a big long swig from the digital edition Kool-Aid (courtesy of Olive Software). Don’t get me wrong, I understand the the importance of experimentation with different digital platforms… investigation of...
mturro: feeling just abut as drag-ass tired as guy can… running on about 3 hours sleep.
mturro: Ryan Adams spends his birthday onstage - 2nd set with Phil and Friends… eyes of the world.
mturro: My first dead family show in years and I’m in free just before the set break… deadhead style.