Posts filed under “tools”

The Right Stylus

Last year I wrote a few bits (here and here) about trying find and build just the right stylus for my iPad. No luck. This March I was in Hong Kong and while waiting in a train station gadget shop for a friend buying some iSomething or another, I noticed a chunky, angular pen, with […]

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The iPad Charcoal Stylus

Yesterday I went from enthusiasm to disappointment in a few minutes when I hacked together an iPad stylus to use for scribbling sketchnotes. The damned thing just reacted too slow to be useful. Not long after publishing that post, I went back through the DIY video, trying to figure out what I’d done wrong. Towards […]

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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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Downgrade Me, Please.

I use a 2.6 MacBook Pro with 4 Gig of RAM every day. Everything on this machine runs beautifully, and I rarely, if ever, experience enough lag in any app to become frustrated. Photoshop CS4 is the only exception. Extremely frustrating problems include: up to 10 second pause before refresh when zooming in and out. […]

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Constructed with Social Tools

Just a quick note: I was quoted briefly in a profile of my mate Stowe Boyd in Inside Knowledge magazine. It was interesting how the article came together. The author, Jenny Ambrozek, asked for people to post their thoughts anywhere they want: Please post your insights as comments here or in streams using whatever tool […]

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