Right….

It’s about time I started drawing again. Been a long time. Recently realised that drawing and sketching can be massively useful for fast-prototyping ideas (obvious when I think about it but think I went a bit too digital or nothing in my approach over the past few years).

Went to Atlantis Art shop today and got me some sweet pencils and stuff (Caran d’Ache – Swiss made FTW)

Wierd looking back on old drawings and wondering if I can still wield the pencil, it’s now ten years since I finished my fine-art degree.

Chickens in pencil

If I feel brave enough might post some stuff here.

Creovising & Inovating

Wow, talk about re-inventing the wheel:

The launch title, UNMASKED by Nicola Cornick, a Regency-set historical available from www.eBooks.eHarlequin.com, has been enriched with interactive buttons that hyperlink to Web sites containing photos, historical commentaries, illustrations, sound effects, maps, articles and more, bringing the world of the novel to life without the reader having to leave the computer or the current screen page. The interactive buttons have been designed to be unobtrusive, so if one prefers not to access the bonus material, the reading experience remains uninterrupted

What like the hyperlink? At times like this it makes me think Jeff Jarvis might be right (and maybe not just about Newspapers):

Newspapers are in the wrong businesses. They should no longer be in the manufacturing and distribution businesses — which have become heavy cost yokes — and should no longer try to be in the technology business. They’re bad at it.

So the solution – also from Jeff Jarvis:

Cover what you do best. Link to the rest.

Or even don’t try and link to the rest by re-imagining the concept of the link – you know that thing that makes the internet kinda what it is, the underliny bit that doesn’t require a separate button and new idiom for users to learn.

Quite amusing that the press-release contains examples of the more usual way of linking to other sources rather than these snazzy buttons.

Click me!

ON NOS

Seems to have got to that point where I am not sure what the purpose of this blog is or should be, not that it mattered before, well maybe a little but I seem to be finding many more ways of spreading my digital love. I guess this site can be about aggregating that information and I have started doing that, well things to think about certainly.

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