I was listening to the Scroobious Pip podcast (birthday edition) this morning where he interviewed his mum. She sounds very nice. She also works in a library. She was advocating the role of libraries everywhere. I sympathised with her because, over the last few years, I've worked in several libraries in Perth, Dundee and Fife … Continue reading Libraries – the original Social Networks
Do you remember when taking a selfie meant using the tiny convex silver blob on the back of your phone as a guide? Well, the 'selfie' is so common place now that at the end of 2013 'Selfie' was named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries and even the Pope was in on the … Continue reading Death of the Selfie?
Did you know that the very first version of Instagram (Burbn) was intended as a ‘Swiss army knife’ of an app… kitchen sink included. As development progressed went on, Kevin Systrom and his team stripped out feature after feature to arrive at the simple (but effective) photo sharing app that subsequently sold to Facebook for … Continue reading Visual Storytelling Made Simple: Storehouse for iPad
Morpheus said it best when he first met Neo in person! However, Neo's alter ego, Mr Anderson, had previously been living life as a Duracell for deluded A.I. machines who had taken over the World and was getting out even less than the geeky-recluse had realised! Clearly not a real life! So it nips my head … Continue reading Welcome to the Real World
It feels a little late in the day to be writing about Pinterest - such is the world of the internet - but while it currently holds the record for 'fastest growing online network' ever (currently between 50-70 million users depending on who you listen to) I still talk to lots of people who are … Continue reading Pique interest with Pinterest
Philip K Dick already had some ideas up his sleeve on memories and what 'they really mean' when he wrote 'We can Remember It For You Wholesale' which later became Paul Verhoven's 1990 movie Total Recall. (Remade in 2012 lest we forget!) In the vein of my blog post from last summer 'Is anyone Watching?' … Continue reading Totally Recall