Reading is Slower on Kindle?
Read on CNN this morning that Kindle and iPad reading are slower than reading a normal book. From the article: It takes longer to read books on a Kindle 2 or an iPad versus a printed book, Jakob Nielsen of product development consultancy Nielsen Norman Group discovered in a recent usability survey. The study found […]
Kinect – Destined to Fail?
The MS strategy really seems to emphasis constraints – which are all fine and good. But the constraints are in the wrong places – constrain how developers and consumers interface with the platform (as Nintendo did) by releasing a console with motion control as the ONLY input option. The creates a demand for original ideas and innovation to solve the most basic problem of getting known-genres to work on new hardware.
Used Games = End of Gaming Industry
Industry reports indicate used game sales are cutting into new game sales. Publishers and developers feel the pinch. Consumers and retailers don’t see the problem. The economy gets some punching bag action. And finally, it’s suggested the “model” might be changing – moving towards more DLC and online content.
Extra Lives From a recent book review at The New York Times: If photographs are â€œexperience captured,â€ in Susan Sontagâ€™s phrase, then video games are experience created. The medium can be so engaging, so addictive â€” Bissell compares playing games to his time using cocaine â€” that many game makers get away with fiction that […]
Giving Up Is How You Win
There’s no one to blame for where the world is today except you and me. We, the 6.69 billion polluters, consumers, spenders, influencers and voters – of which only a insignificant fraction of are politicians. By our actions we decide daily where our world is going. And unfortunately, we continue to decide poorly. Most of us are unable to think beyond our immediate boundaries (walls, people, needs) – and even those that do aren’t able to do enough to counteract the forceful disregard so many others have for the impact of their decisions on the world we all share.
Abby Sunderland, Adrift
When I first saw news of Abby Sunderland’s ambitions to sail around the world solo my heart was filled with admiration. The idea anyone, much less a 16 year old girl, would embark on such a voyage for the sake of pure accomplishment and adventure is awe inspiring.