Anyone remember Adobe Livemotion?

Anyone remember Adobe Livemotion? 10 years (actually, 9 years) is a long time in interface design but the functional similarities between Adobe Edge (the new HTML5, jQuery, CSS animation tool from Adobe) and Adobe Livemotion (a brave proto-Flash killer from the early noughties) can’t be denied. Well, they can, but … Continue reading

Gadget of the Year

My pick for gadget of 2009 is a lightweight reading device, containing between 60,000 and 600,000 or more words of text. The catalogue of titles beats every e-reader out there, with an estimated hundred million currently available. The user interface is genius. Content can be found using an annotated, categorised list … Continue reading

Tesco Value iPhone

O2’s iPhone exclusivity ended with the announcement that Orange and then Vodafone would be supplying the Apple gadgets to punters.  Orange have already launched, while Vodafone are set to begin distributing the popular handset in 2010. Now there’s a fourth player in the market. Tesco. Yes, Tesco.  The shop where you get … Continue reading

Left 4 Dead 2

While downloading Machinarium from Steam yesterday I noticed that the long awaited Left 4 Dead 2 demo was available. Had, in fact, been available for public download since the 4th of November. Just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, Left 4 Dead is the latest first person shooter that all … Continue reading

1994: The Future of the Net

Between 1993 an 1997 I was a university lecturer teaching media studies. I recently found a lecture I wrote in 1994, introducing the Internet to students taking a module entitled “Communication and Information Technology”.  It’s quite precient… Here’s an extract: In the Industrial Age, media production has been the reserve … Continue reading