This is the week that was

On the cusp of the iPad launch, you can bet there would be a lot of news and rumors about the upcoming launch. So, yes, I’ve touched (sorry) on it, but there was a bit of other news happening this week too… …more



This post is an excerpt from one of my weekly posts on the Future Shop Techblog. Check out the full post here.


Journalism and Big Media challenges for the future

Last night I happened to catch the CBC Radio program Ideas. They were playing the 2009 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism delivered by ex CBC Journalist and current Wikimedia Executive Director Sue Gardner.

After a bit of an introduction, she gets to the real meat of the matter – how the business models are working (or not) and some challenges to be faced as we move further away from the old way of doing things in the media business.

And it’s an excellent listen (and a good opportunity for me to test embedding podcasts in my blog too).

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Where’s Waldo?

This week I started using Gowalla — a check-in application/game for mobile devices similar to Foursquare, which means nothing if you’ve not used FourSquare either…so let me explain. …more



This post is an excerpt from one of my weekly posts on the Future Shop Techblog. Check out the full post here.