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A Stan Mack Cartoon Chronicle of Revolutions Foretold

Stan Mack’s “Real Life Funnies” strip, created in the mid-1970s for the “Village Voice,” presaged the documentary comics of artists such as Art Spiegelman and Joe Sacco. And now it appears that his Print feature from 17 years ago also …

Design Celebrating the First 2000 Years of Computing

As the world looks back on the outstanding innovations Steve Jobs gifted our society, a small San Francisco-based design firm knows first-hand just how far we’ve come tech-wise. Creative Directors Erik Schmitt and Julio Martínez of studio1500 have spent the …

A Magazine Is an iPad That Doesn’t Work

This has been flying around the interwebs all day: a baby who’s confused that she can’t get a magazine to work like an iPad. On the one hand: yes, it’s fascinating that she thinks a magazine should work the other …

Different Tech Mindsets

David Ramos makes an interesting comment in this post about Adobe Muse from a few weeks ago: The quality of Muse’s code is not particularly relevant. Good code, bad code, no matter. Muse and other visual layout tools promote the …

The Original Think Pad

Computer Revolution Trivia Dept.: IBM introduced the ThinkPad line of laptop computers in 1992. Back in the 1920s Thomas J. Watson, Sr, introduced “THINK” as an IBM slogan. For decades IBM distributed small notepads with the word “THINK” etched onto …

Updates from Adobe, Errors from Apple

Couple of quick things today. Firstly, Adobe’s released beta version 3 of Muse, their site builder for designers. The download is here, and as stated previously, it’s free until its official 1.0 release. There are significant fixes in how the …

Obscured Identity

Uh, the world just got creepier with this fascinating tech/art mashup. These videos are proofs of concept for a real-time facial tracking and masking software. The basic idea is that using this software hooked up to your typical webcam/laptop setup, …

Tumblr Surpasses WordPress, We Think

Let’s dissect a media factoid, shall we? The other day, ReadWriteWeb posted what I can only assume was issued as a press release from Tumblr, saying that Tumblr now has eight times the pageviews of WordPress (dot com, the hosted …

Following Up From Yesterday

Yesterday, David Ramos commented upon my conversation with Adobe’s Lea Hickman: Design curricula are failing to teach students how to work programmatically, and the best response, then, is to make software that tries to compensate for designers’ lack of knowledge? …