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The Internet sure seemed like a good idea at the time
Posted By Kathleen Maher| May 20, 2009
Here’s the set up – the writer at her desk. Tappity tap tap tap, writity, write, write write. Then, a pause, a thought, she turns to the Internet to check an assumption. Time passes. The tapitty tap tap tap, has slowed to the occasional tap, tap. ...
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C U Real Soon
Posted By Barbara Robertson| May 20, 2009
I woke up in a traveler’s nightmare. The blue numbers on my bedside clock blinked five-thirty. The letters OMG flashed in my head. I was screwed. I had to catch a five-forty airporter shuttle to make a seven o’clock flight. I had ten minutes. For a ...
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What Makes a Game?
Posted By Karen Moltenbrey| May 20, 2009
It’s very easy to identify what is a video game and what is not. The Sims. Grand Theft Auto. MLB 09. World of Warcraft. Resistance 2. Yup, they are all video games. Whether an MMORPG, a first-person shooter, or a life-simulation game, they all have ...
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Apple’s Big Bite
Posted By Karen Moltenbrey| May 20, 2009
In the May issue of Computer Graphics World, contributing editor George Maestri discussed how cutting-edge graphics technologies are finding their way to a host of mobile devices, particularly cell phones. One company leading the charge is Apple, ...
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What’s Old is New Again
Posted By Karen Moltenbrey| May 20, 2009
It seems like just yesterday (though it was in late 2006) when Sony released the PlayStation 3. Crowds were lined up outside of stores, with eager fans—teens, parents, 30-something-year-olds—camped out in parking lots in the bitter cold, hoping to ...
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Going in Circles Can Take You Somewhere
Posted By Barbara Robertson| May 20, 2009
Last November, I traveled to two computer graphics conferences in Europe on back-to-back trips. The View conference in Turin, Italy, which I wrote about here ( ...
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Andy Wahol, the father of social networking
Posted By Kathleen Maher| May 19, 2009
The Andy Warhol exhibit just closed at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco with a party and performance by SF punk vets the Mutants. The DeYoung show brought back memories and recreated a little corner of the Warhol's Factory where everyone was a ...
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