Skeumorphism and the iPhone (video from Kirby Ferguson)

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January 1, 2014

If you’re looking for an example of a clear and direct documentary-style argument, watch this video. Hopefully, you’ll be a little more forgiving about Apple’s skeumorphism, and a little less¬†patient with their current design scheme. Regardless, I think you’ll be impressed: Everything is a Remix Case Study: The iPhone from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

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Want (to know more, anyway): Tascam iM2

I’ve seen these sort of mics before, so I’m still a little skeptical, but Tascam is easily the most respected audio manufacturer to offer one of these yet. Unfortunately, the iM2’s predecessors have underwhelmed. To the point where they can be out done by a $30 Sony cheapy. I also have to say that if you’re going to spend $80, it’s likely that you should just go ahead an get…

November 29, 2011
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WordPress iPhone App, Bluetooth Keyboard: The Good, The Bad, the Frozen

So I just finished writing a nice long post entirely on my iPhone. Using the WordPress app and my bluetooth keyboard. It was pretty great. I was all jazzed up. Very comfortable and the keyboard was really responsive to the phone. The arrow keys work and the copy/cut/past functions work as keyboard shortcuts, too. There’s really a lot to be said for the ways that the wireless keyboard might be…

April 6, 2011
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WordPress iPhone App, Bluetooth Keyboard: The Good, The Bad, the Frozen

So I just finished writing a nice long post entirely on my iPhone. Using the WordPress app and my bluetooth keyboard. It was pretty great. I was all jazzed up. Very comfortable and the keyboard was really responsive to the phone. The arrow keys work and the copy/cut/past functions work as keyboard shortcuts, too. There’s really a lot to be said for the ways that the wireless keyboard might be…

April 6, 2011
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Apple: A Perfect Example of Rhetorical Ontology

MicroPoints: 1. Vanity, thy name is laptop. 2. Technology is what we say it is. 3.¬† Apple design gets off track. 4. Apple: a perfect example of rhetorical ontology. 5. This post made possible only by digital writing technologies. Laptops are expressive technologies. And not just because they allow us to write emails, blog posts, and Facebook updates. We say something about ourselves by letting our laptops do the talking…

December 2, 2009
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