Brain Meets iPad

My post of a cat playing with an iPad was a placeholder until the initial hype died down and more reasoned reviews started coming in. Lee Wilson, President of PCI Education, wrote a very cogent post titled iPad for Education Revisited that praises the iPad’s...

Cat Meets iPad

No way around it this is a silly cat video, but it’s worth it (thanks Ecks & Gizmodo). Backstory: I decided to wait for the initial product shakeout and a v2 release of the iPad before buying one. After seeing this I wish I’d gotten in line early and...

When Toys & Virtual Worlds Collide

When the annual New York Toy Fair and the virtual world conference Engage Expo filled the Jacob Javit’s Center during the same week in mid-February, the two events showcased more than any one person could absorb. Fortunately Warren Buckleitner (Childrens...

Three Billion Customers and Counting

How would you like access to three billion customers? That’s the promise of the newly announced Wholesale Applications Community formed by telcom operators including América Móvil, AT&T, Bharti Airtel, China Mobile, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, KT,...

Naturally Speaking

We used voice to text, text to voice and semantic data analysis successfully on two products for Pearson Education a few years ago — AMP Reading and Quick Reads — which rocked, technically and commercially. But successful though they were, as products for...

Screen Time or Face Time?

Are you seeing less of your kids these days? According to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation that was reported in The New York Times this morning in If Your Kids Are Awake, They’re Probably Online, the average young American spends practically every waking...

Building Online Community

Building online community is both central and tangential to my work — doing it well is mission critical, but when I hand off a finished product it’s usually my product manager’s or client’s responsibility to take the next step. Still, I get...