Only 50? Seems longer…

Only 50 years ago today, a sig­ni­fic­ant mile­stone in the space race was achieved, launch­ing a man, the Soviet Uni­on’s Yuri Gagar­in, bey­ond the atmo­sphere and into a single orbit of the Earth. Lots of cool space and Gagar­in related info found via Google today; they also provided the cool anim­a­tion on their doodle — just […]

Apple vs the App Developers

Pre­vi­ously I’d writ­ten about the impend­ing launch of Gar­age Band for iPad, and men­tioned how Apple’s release of this app will chal­lenge smal­ler inde­pend­ent app developers in the music cre­ation space. Today’ I’m at it again. With yes­ter­day’s release of iOS 4.3, it seems that Apple has again taken a bite out of a developer­’s […]

The Craft of iPad Music-making [Video]

Won­der­ing what all the fuss is about with Apple announ­cing the iPad ver­sion of Gar­age Band? This video will help demon­strate. From The Future of Music V: The Craft of iPad Music-mak­ing” event, Feb­ru­ary 3rd, 2011. At this spe­cial even­ing event, attendees heard and saw the music­al and visu­al res­ults as lead­ing elec­tron­ic artists per­formed […]

Hardware helps information be free

Inform­a­tion wants to be free, an inter­est­ing phrase sum­ming up the concept that tech­no­logy has the poten­tial to be lib­er­at­ing, rather than oppress­ing. It was first used in the 1960’s and attrib­uted to the founder of the Whole Earth Cata­log. Today, that phrase is often used to sup­port open file shar­ing activ­it­ies. And recently I […]