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We are the problem

We are the problem.

Posted Dec 19, 2011

Stuffing the Genie Back in the Bottle

I read where the National Transportation Safety Board wants to ban the use of all electronic devices in moving vehicles (MSNBC article). Their rationale is that distracted drivers are killing themselves and others, so the answer, by default, is to restrict usage. First of all, I couldn’t agree more: distracted driving is epidemic. We need people watching the road, not scrambling to find their cell phone. As far as banning their usage? Yeah, good luck with that.

Posted Dec 14, 2011

3D-Type Animation in Cs5

VI Marketing and Branding’s Creative Artist Preston Herring demonstrates how to make 3D-Type animation using CS5 (Creative Suite 5) on vector.

Posted Dec 12, 2011

Pay-Per Click Advertising – More than just bidding on keywords

In 2000, Google’s formation revolutionized the way we look for information on the World Wide Web. In doing so, Google completely revamped a way for people & businesses to reach their potential consumers.

Posted Nov 28, 2011

Seeing Google for more than just search: Google+ Business Page Launch

The highly anticipated Google+ business pages launched yesterday and the world wants to know How is Google+ different than Facebook?

Posted Nov 8, 2011

The Google Buzz kill

This past weekend, we bid a grand farewell to the let down that was Google Buzz. If you are unfamiliar with Google Buzz, just imagine any successful and engaging social media platform like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ but take away the “successful and engaging" part and presto…

Posted Oct 17, 2011

Who’s Gonna Pay for News? You, for starters…

A few years ago I wrote in our newsletter that the news industry could not survive in its current form if it did not begin to charge for online content. What is now called a paywall, would allow the news organization to keep its reporters employed, which results in original content.

Posted May 16, 2011

Do I need a Franken-Mac?

Looking for a new rig to handle your creative? Consider this:

Sleek-sexy-smooth, or face-melting raw power? Latte, or espresso? M-16 or AK-47? iMac or Mac Pro?

Posted Aug 24, 2010

Where did the day go?

In our newfangled, face-bookie, tweet-tweet-tweet, email driven, digitally fueled world there are times when I crawl inside my computer and stay for the day. Imagination on-hold, ideas on the brink, much of my to-do list gets placed

Posted Aug 23, 2010

Trading Winks for Links

Do you sleep with your smart phone? While half of you finish chuckling, let me address the other half - because you're the ones nodding "yes". No need to feel sheepish, research shows that half of all smart phone users habitually check smart phones right before they turn in 

Posted Aug 17, 2010

Usability Matters

Last night I bought a new ski coat online.  I’d been thinking about it for awhile and finally decided to pull the trigger before prices go backup due to demand. I typed in some key words to describe what I was looking for and ended up at a website I’d never heard of

Posted Aug 13, 2010

The Why Pad

Is the iPad for me? I'm not so sure. I try to imagine using it, enjoying it... but I can't.  For me it would be duplicating functionality and the only reason to buy one would be... well, again, I'm not sure. 

Posted Aug 10, 2010