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Month: March 2009

Mini Movie Machine Almost Breaks Into the Big Time

Dell pushes the upper echelons of netbookitude with the Mini 10. It’s a little laptop whose Atom processor marks it as a populist ultraportable, but whose 10-inch, wide-format display and HDMI port reveal more aristocratic ambitions.

Want to catch the last episode of Battlestar Galactica while hanging out in the local java joint?… Read the rest

What a Wired.com editor does.

I’ll be a guest speaker at Racepoint Group, a PR firm, during the lunch hour today.

I’ll be talking about a few things Here’s what I planned on talking about. For what I actually said, see this summary by Caroline Kawashima: Dylan Tweney visits Racepoint.… Read the rest

Scratch Lowers Resistance to Programming

Originally published on Wired, March 2009.

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — A new language from MIT’s Media Lab makes it easy for kids to develop programs that interact with things in the real world: Pencils, paper, water, and even vegetables.

Called Scratch, it’s not so much a procedural language as an environment for creating interactive animations, annotated stories, slideshows, prototypes and games.… Read the rest

Online journalism and the First amendment.

I’m speaking tonight at the Green Arcade in San Francisco (1680 Market St. @ Gough, 7pm) together with Karl Olson, an attorney with Levy, Ram & Olson who specializes in media law. The topic of our talk is online journalism and the first amendment.… Read the rest

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