Tag: Apple

  • Twitter Guilt (sort of)

    Feeling slightly guilty … but only slightly. One of my Twitter followers is a schoolboy; we’re an eclectic lot here! His latest tweet, a minute or so after inquiring about the Genius function in iTunes, told us all that he was thanking the deity for headphones. They block out his ‘stupid teacher.’ Yikes! In class,…

  • Reader Appreciation Day: it’s the blogger not the blog

    It’s (late) on blog reader appreciation day, and I wanted to say thanks to everyone out there for your part in making my adventures in e-learning such a rewarding experience. The ‘Dear Reader’ was often acknowledged in those great 19th century novels; the Misses Bronte and others knew how powerful an incentive the readerly eyes…

  • 3 simple elegant tools

    photo credit: WriterBarb I wrote recently about good design and some of the aesthetic principles from the philosophy of Zen, and which inform my personal preferences. I wanted to list a couple of small tools which fit the bill in terms of ease of use and elegance. I find myself calling on them constantly for…

  • Macworld round the world: delight and disappointments

    Fascinated to see how lots of people in my Twitter network stayed up around the world waiting, waiting for that keynote speech. When I got out of bed next morning it was all over bar the blogging, Tweeting, and podcasting. There was predictable gushing and cooing over the MacBook Air, quickly followed by a dousing…

  • Macworld and I’m not there!

    moar funny pictures It’s Macworld right now in San Francisco, a city I love. However, when I think of SF, it’s not the fog or tramcars that spring to mind, but raccoons… see, there was an encounter one night in a suburban backyard round a trash can … but I digress. Another scary story for…

  • Mid-Stride but it keeps coming …

    Another day marked for me by peeks under the hood at some of the potential goodies to be had. Stephen Atherton’s (Apple Australia) Keynote was served up in his charming fashion (with dreadful French accent at one stage), and a very elegant Keynote slideshow to accompany him. Stephen dealt with Apple’s mission in Higher Ed…