links for 2010-01-29

Inkling lets textbook makers embrace the iPad | VentureBeat "“The book will never die. But the textbook probably will,” says Inkling CEO Matt MacInnis. Inkling is working directly with textbook publishers. First, they’ll port their existing tomes onto Apple’s iPad as interactive, socialized objects. Then, they’ll create all-new learning modules — interactive, social, and mobile […]

links for 2010-01-28

Blogging on the firm's public website :: Blog :: Headshift I like the tag cloud as marketing and navigation. [via @leebryant] (tags: information design web visual ui)

links for 2010-01-26

Google beefing up new 'Social Web Team' | The Social – CNET News I don't think this is for building social networking services (front end), but very sure this is for plumbing the depths of all social networking services (data end). With the gang that is either at Google or gone through Google, it's about […]

links for 2010-01-25

The future of journalism | Technovia "My gut feeling is that the model of journalism as a craft will end up more like astronomy, where amateur astronomers are a vital part of the progress of the subject as a whole. Amateur astronomers produce vital data that the professionals use and build upon, as well as […]

links for 2010-01-22

BIOFAB launches as world's first biological design-build facility | BioFab "The new BIOFAB: International Open Facility Advancing Biotechnology (BIOFAB), with two years of funding from NSF and matching support from founding partners, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the BioBricks Foundation (BBF), aims to produce thousands of free standardized DNA parts to shorten the development […]

Back to the future: Mag+, BERG, and hypercard

If 2009 was the Year of the Netbook, it's getting to be pretty clear that 2010 is the Year of the Digital Book Reader. The Kindle and Nook are simple readers with whole bookstores inside them. Indeed, the Kindle has hit on a formula that I think everyone will riff off of (as opposed to […]

links for 2010-01-19

Time Wastes Too Fast – And the Pursuit of Happiness Blog – NYTimes.com via @preoccupations (tags: interesting culture ideas history inspiration art life people awesome illustration creative america usa time blogs travel thomasjefferson jefferson monticello kalman happiness)

links for 2010-01-18

Future imperfect – The Irish Times – Thu, Jan 07, 2010 "THE HISTORY of scientific research is littered with failures that did not deliver the expected outcomes. Here I present: Scientific and Technological Predictions that Didn’t Come True." [via @wendypedia] (tags: history predictions future futurepast science technology) Is the Haiti Response a Game-changer for Mobile? […]

links for 2010-01-11

BBC News – Is the US media helping the terrorists' cause? Hear hear! "It is all a bit coded but he is saying that it is his critics and those who thought Bush got it right who are really soft on terrorism, giving al-Qaeda what they desire: a terrified United States that dances to their […]

links for 2010-01-08

Robert Gray: Publishing Trends of Futures Past Bravo. Each item full of meaning – what the describe, what hasn't changed, what they forebode. But the kicker is the B Dalton executive, full of passion but out of a job – the bookseller is gone, despite his belief in "inevitability." (tags: books publishing business businessmodels list […]