Daily Archives: March 10, 2010

iPad Links: Wednesday, March 10, 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.

The PC will Die
Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal
Upgrade your original 1984 Macintosh to run OS X Snow Leopard.

How Google’s New App Store Impacts Microsoft, Amazon, and Startups
8000 iPhone and Android users duped into joining smartphone botnet
It’s official: Adobe Reader is world’s most-exploited app
Introducing Homer: The Blogware-agnostic Feed-based Homepage Creator for the ‘News Blob’
Chatroulette – It Isn’t What You Think
How To Erase Your Data So No One Can Ever Recover It
Unlimited Detail Wants To Kill 3D Cards
Ratings
Backwards Economics

iPad:
iGlass mate? That’ll be extra
Something new (iPad), something old (newsroom mentality): who wins?

Flash:
Being Flash Free

Publishing:
The price of content
OK Go band: Onwards and Upwards
Gold Spoons: John Turner Sargent
WTF? Really? You can’t just tell me who the artist is?
Sure you can steal from me! Art? Sure! First born? Why not?
Transmedia: Gatekeeping the Story, Not the Page
Everybody is an editor, everybody is an author?
ads from comic books
Zeldman on Publishing
Is your reading suffering from multimedia overload?

UI/Web Design:
What Movie UIs Say About the Future
Guiding Principles for UX Designers
So you wanna be a user experience designer — Step 1: Resources
Design better websites by thinking about your kitchen cabinets
Better Helvetica Font Stack

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. This time, it’s well-known writers.

Writers/Writing:
Youth by Isaac Asimov
The Eyes Have It by Philip K. Dick
The Sensitive Man by Poul Anderson
Tales of the Unread

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Apple iPad, Meet Android ePad

Oh look at that. It looks just like an iPad, doesn’t it?

One could argue it might even be more advanced — look, there’s absolutely no button on the front.

OK, wait. There’s a punchline here. Click through for it.

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Me-Too Media: iPad Ads

Yesterday here: How They Will Make You HATE The iPad

Today there: Here’s What Ads Might Look Like On The iPad

What do the doubters in yesterday’s Comments have to say now?

Everyone seems to have forgotten Apple’s acquisition of a mobile ad purveyor. You think that won’t be used? The ad display framework will be built into future versions of Safari.

And then Apple will also be an ad agency.

Just like Google.