Media

Scratching at Fido’s door

Scratching at Fido’s door

29 days into my love affair with an unlocked Treo and I have discovered why it’s nice not to be married to any one cell phone carrier. I made the leap into wireless, thinking that Fido’s unlimited data plan offered a net; they’ve since pulled the...
Now that you are logged in, here are a few things you can do:

Now that you are logged in, here are a few things you can do:

Write a blog entry. Click on “Write” to post a story to the blog. Enter your text in the “title” and “post” fields. Choose the appropriate category (or categories) from the right-hand site of the screen. Click “publish” to post it to the blog immediately, OR “save as...
Beyond the electronic whiteboard

Beyond the electronic whiteboard

As seen on Cairns: Nothing too new about electronic whiteboards as a collaborative tool (see, for example, this experiment from Colorado). But the InterWrite MeetingPad creates a new range of options. It’s a wireless, handheld tablet that uses Bluetooth to...
Better than Blogging?

Better than Blogging?

As seen on Cairns: In the course of writing a recent story on e-campaigning, I had an interesting conversation with Michael Cornfield about the blogging phenomenon. Michael is the politics guy at the Pew Internet and American Life project, and a great source of wisdom...
A download button that works

A download button that works

download Firefox immediately. Where will this madness lead? “Submit” buttons that submit your form, without asking you to please reformulate the syntax for your birthdate or street address? Help numbers that connect you with actual live helpful people?...
The morning after the night before

The morning after the night before

Less than twelve hours since victory seemed uncertain, and the Bush camp is already spinning the heck out of its big victory. What I don’t understand is why the media is swallowing the line about this being an historic victory. I just caught a CBC-Radio teaser,...