Got sent this from a friend at Codemasters, with whom I've exhanged several conversations on Human Computer Interaction, with obvious reference to the Wii (something I was posting about a year or so ago as changing the interaction metaphor - and having now experienced, am increasingly driven to see this replace my mouse and/or pile of remotes). Coupling the two interaction tools together, a Wii remote with this virtual bumptop, is what I want to experience. Now. Please...
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
I must admit to finding these podcasts a massively rewarding experience, mainly as an opportunity to hear such enthusiasm about our profession - doubly so it felt today around this topic. I am known for getting carried away with "my pet passions", and reader dev has always been one for me but I really feel strongly that reader dev is something the entire profession needs to be (and is, it appears) enthusing about.
If we are to present "a really brilliant reader offer", to engage both with users and non-users, to align with the whole "community agenda", it is by being passionate about reading. We have the opportunity, with the convergence of both technologies (Web2) and philosophy (Library2), to drive libraries into a position of dominance in the reading domain. I strongly feel the Talis Platform could be a key to this, and with the ideas exposed today, I am even more focussed on banging the drum in this area. So, keep listening...
Monday, January 22, 2007
I'll keep people informed of progress through this blog, but hope to have this out in the next few weeks.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
I stopped because of a "mantra" I'm trying to apply to my work life - "maximum value, minimum effort". I got to a point where I was putting effort/time into blogging that I felt could be far more effective against the 1001 other things that Talis are doing.
I'm starting again cuz (a) of the effort of telling people this everytime I get an "ooo, you've not put anything on yer blog for a while..." is making me twitch (b) I now feel confident enough to not spend more than 5 mins on a post and (c) it's a good medium for exercising the old brain cells
As for whats happened in the last year, I'm sure I'll mention it at some point...