Posts tagged “net life”

Grouse! The Web Directions South Wrap-up

For all you non-Aussies out there, “grouse” usually means either a bird with feathered feet, or “to complain” in British army slang, but in Australian slang it means “awesome!” No one seems to know why. Photo by the talented JJ Halans Now that Web Directions is over, and now that I’ve had a weekend to […]

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The Future Will be Augmented

When my super smart friend Dan Willis asked me to be on his panel at South by Southwest next year, my brain started spinning, trying to imagine what technology will be doing to our lives in five years. Back in 1992, I helped set up a virtual reality lab at VCU where I was studying […]

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Buy My Friends Dot Com

Now I know for certain that I’m just too old (or old-fashioned) for this social-networky friendy microbloggy stuff. Andrew Baron, Rocketboom founder, is selling his Twitter account, and his more than 1,600 followers on ebay (where else?). If we take this seriously, and assume that it’s actually not just a cheap publicity stunt, who the […]

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They Love it Live

Early last year I lost a few extremely creative and intelligent colleagues, which was sad. What wasn’t sad at all was why they left–to work on a project which inspired and excited them all to the point that they’ve rarely spoken about anything else since. And now, finally, after plenty of sweat and stress, they’ve […]

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Shameless

While having a smoke this morning, colleague Gregory Jacob reminded me of the subject of design “theft”, which I wrote about back in 2006. Back then, the discussion showed that there are many varying opinions of where inspiration stops and theft starts. Greg’s example, which takes the cake in my experience, is without question way […]

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