Daily Archives: March 19, 2010

iPad Links: Friday, March 19, 2010

Stuff directly or indirectly for or about the iPad, in no real order. These posts will likely be discontinued once an iPad is in hand.

IMPORTANT: This Is A Graft-Free Blog

apple concepts (pre-ive’s)
1982, when we were all young(er): High Tech, High Risk, and High Life in Silicon Valley

The Electronic Display of the Future
WP7 Emulator “Unlocked”
Why I’m investing in Windows Phone and skipping Android
The Future of Palm and the WebOS Now in the Hands of Others
User-Centered Innovation Is Not Sustainable
The Turpentine Effect
Social Gold Study: Impact of Holidays on Virtual Goods Sales — New Years is the new Christmas!

Nestle fails at social media
It’s Trust! Craig Newmark on the Web’s Next Big Problem
Resonance Agents
Happiness ain’t all it’s cracked up to be
Why Americans Don’t Like Jazz
How Our Addiction to Corporations Killed Our Communities
Deliberate Practice – Where Self-reflection, Work Ethic and Ambition Meet

iPad:
Be Honest, Your Wallet is $499 Lighter.
Is the iPad the New Edsel?
An iPad, a decal, and the future of learning
Create a Custom iPad Skin
What I want from the Apple tablet
CGIPad: Now You See It . . .
Online Display Advertising, More Important Than the iPad

iTunes/App Store:
Coincidence? Apple Bans Game, Days After Developer Publicly Trashes App Store
Dissecting iTunes links

iPhone:
A Chat with Dan Grover, author of Etude
Gay men meet up through Grindr app for iPhone
Aliens in the garden: the secret origin of Plants vs. Zombies
Steve Balmer’s iPhone Clam Chowder
Principle 3 in action: ColorCapture Ben

Publishing:
Word Of Mouth
Book Industry Study Group

UI/Web Design:
Web Design? Screw Aesthetics
10 Lessons Learned from Usability Testing
Eye Tracking: Best Way to Test Rich App Usability
Pitching UX for the first time
Popular Logos Rendered Completely in CSS3
Volkswagen Manuals
Show me: New ways of visualising data
Solarbeat

In every Links post, I try to pimp at least two eBooks (generally free ones). These will be consolidated into one post later on when traffic gets real here and people are looking for things to stuff into their iPad.

Writers/Writing:
Hub magazine
A graph theory book by David Joyner, Minh Van Nguyen, and Nathann Cohen
1: Peter Watts Found Guilty
2: Guilty
Handwritten/drawn: Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground – Introduction
Natural Snow Buildings: free-for-download double LP The Centauri Agent!

This Is A Graft-Free Blog

Wired thinks it has broken a story here:

Pay to Play: Some iPhone App Sites Demand Money for Reviews

This has been happening since the iPhone first had third-party programs.

But beyond that is the bigger issue of graft itself.

People accepting long-term “loaner” units from companies in exchange for “reviews” which strangely are always — always! — slanted to be “positive”.

People accepting free trips to trade shows or “conferences.”

It’s one thing to tout the work of people you know. I will do that — but I will do it because I find their work worthy.

But I’m not here at this blog — nor put here on this earth — to kiss anyone’s ass.

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