Lean-forward vs. lean-back media

Back in the late 90s, usability expert Jakob Nielsen came out with a series of articles about how people consume media on the Web. These articles were profound in that Nielsen realized fairly early that people consume content differently on the Web. In order to communicate effectively over the Internet we need to format the […]

How will the new “Google phone” affect the news industry?

So news in the consumer electronics world went crazy yesterday after the announcement of a new smartphone that runs Android, Google’s new mobile operating system. Google wrote the software, and a company called HTC actually built the device. It’s being sold initially only for the T-Mobile network. The device, called the T-Mobile G1, will sell […]

Programming for the iPhone; what app do YOU want?

OK, here is a little tidbit a few people might not know about me. Back in my first year of college, I was a computer science major. Then, journalism stepped in the way. I was taking photos for the campus newspaper part-time, which seemed like a whole lot more fun than programming classes. So, one […]

It begins… who will be left out of the mobile revolution?

The Guardian reported recently that the BBC will be making its iPlayer software available on the iPhone and iPod Touch in the coming weeks. Many blogs/rumor sites are reporting that this is undoubtedly linked to Apple announcing its Software Development Kit (SDK) release at the end of February. The iPlayer is simple enough. Stream all […]