This week I have been rediscovering my inner geek. I have installed the awesome Dragon Dictate and started to learn how to pour all my information into DevonThink. The latter first. It’s basically a huge database, into which you can chuck anything that comes your way – pdfs, pictures, text files, web pages, docs. You […]
One of my most treasured possessions is my old Sansui A40 amp. I bought it in 1980 with my student grant cheque – remember them? I think it cost me about £40 which was a big chunk of money in those days. Joined it up with an old Garrard 2P-25 turntable and some home made […]
A friend of mine described his iPhone as a ‘transformational device’. He said it had changed the way that he worked and lived. I feel the same way about this iPad. Just a few minutes spent working on it convinced me that things were going to change – most notably in my industry, the publishing […]
Say what you like about the iPad, but try doing this with a netbook or a laptop. Genius. iPad + Velcro from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo. And according to this blog, transparent velcro is also available.
Torygraph has some nice arguments for convinving your spouse or boss that you need an iPad. I particularly liked the argument that ‘It’s cheaper than a laptop, if the laptop is made of gold.’ Actually, I didn’t even have to convince my spouse that I needed one. She fell in love with the iPad the […]
What every iPad needs: a duct-tape sleeve. There’s something very cool about this. Especially using the empty tape roll as an iPad stand as well. See here. Meanwhile, this is the kind of thing I wish I could do with an iPad were I geeky enough.
I was watching the BBC Formula One coverage and I saw that Jake Humphrey was using an iPad. This, my friends, is the future of TV presenting. No longer will you get news readers hiding behind their laptops. Now they’ll all be clutching iPads. And standing on boats.
An unexpected consequence of the rise of e-books and online newspaper reading: a lack of toilet roll. According to this story in the Torygraph, “After coming to depend on readers to dutifully recycle their old periodicals, paper manufacturers are now finding that supplies of high-quality paper for recycling are becoming scarce.” And that means less […]
Back after a week spent teaching at Lee Abbey. Given that I took half a ton of books with me, only to find there was a really good library at the place, the attractions of the iPad seemed to glow more brightly than they had before. Anyway, here are a couple of links to iPad […]
Well, it’s here and the world seems strangely the same… My first thought was ‘Oooh. That’s lovely.’ But then I think that about any Apple hardware. My second thought was ‘It’s a big iPhone.’ Because it didn’t seem that revolutionary to me. It couldn’t possibly live up to the ridiculous hype (a hype, incidentally, not […]
This is, by all accounts, the year of the eBook. After all, according to Amazon, more eBooks than physical books were sold on Christmas Day 2009. It looks a startling fgure, until, of course, you realise that eBooks were the only thing that was going to get delivered on Christmas Day. It was a piece […]