Today's Obsession: iPad Then, iPad Now

Nerd alert: At Ars Technica, known for its lengthy and exhaustive OS reviews, there’s an interesting article looking into Star Trek’s touch interfaces, beginning with graphic sheets created for Star Trek: The Next Generation, and comparing those advances in special …

Today’s Obsession: iOS4 Multitasking, Explained

iOS4’s probably on your iPhone already by this point, as it is mine, but of course, Apple’s public explanations of their implementations leave something to be desired. The Iconfactory’s Craig Hockenberry has a well-written essay explaining iOS4’s multitasking implementation and …

ICON Reax, Part 2: Is Animation the Future of Illustration?

Here’s the second half of my report on ICON 6, the illustration conference held in Pasadena, California, from July 14th to the 17th. This installment continues the feedback I’ve gotten about the “Future of Publishing” keynote panel discussion. There were …

The Economist's Online Redesign Shines

TAKEAWAY: [The Economist's new online design] is clean, easy to follow, and promotes print well: The Economist’s redesign of its website is worth taking a look. A rich online edition design At a time when tablets, and specifically Apple’s iPad, dominate our conversations, along …

The Photo Book Will Rise Again

Well before the release of the iPad, the conventional wisdom was that book publishing is in a state of critical and imminent peril, and within the photography book community, the argument has received special attention in ways that reflect this …

Gourmet Returns as iPad app!

I was delighted to read that Gourmet magazine will be resurrected as an iPad app, just in time for me to use the device in the kitchen and perhaps try my hand at a recipe or two when time allows. The news brings …