Tag Archives: ipad
iBook Author Software projects…

iBook Author Software projects…

On 19 January, Apple made its big announcement about reinventing textbooks. They showed off some gorgeous, interactive texts that, frankly, I’d have killed to have as a kid. The animations, graphics and even the review section in the book really make it easy for kids, in my opinion, to move ahead at their own pace. [...]

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Capitalism 101

Capitalism 101

Writers write for a lot of different reasons: For fun. For feedback. To hone their skills. To get noticed. To get famous. To get rich. To change the world. To make a living. I’m sure there are many more reasons for writing. Many writers write for more than one of the the above—all the good [...]

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IOS 5 iCal to IOS Device and iCloud Event Syncing

IOS 5 iCal to IOS Device and iCloud Event Syncing

Please forgive the Mac/IOS 5 neepery here, but I ran into a problem using the iCloud service to move data from iCal, the calendar program on the Mac, to iCloud and down to my iPad. Specifically, while events created at the iCloud website or on my iPad would appear on iCal on my laptop, items [...]

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Second Life Office Hours for 5 October 2011

Second Life Office Hours for 5 October 2011

Tonight, as I do every Wednesday evening, at 6 PM Pacific time, I’ll host office hours in Second Life. Readers and writers are cordially invited to attend. I’ll be in voice chat, answering questions and talking about issues of the day. The event usually goes on for about 1.5 hours, but I’ve been known to [...]

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Second Life Office Hours for 28 September 2011

Second Life Office Hours for 28 September 2011

Tonight, as I do every Wednesday evening, at 6 PM Pacific time, I’ll host office hours in Second Life. Readers and writers are cordially invited to attend. I’ll be in voice chat, answering questions and talking about issues of the day. The event usually goes on for about 1.5 hours, but I’ve been known to [...]

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Abracadabra: Books are Magazines

Abracadabra: Books are Magazines

The Magician stands on stage and invites a volunteer from the audience to lend him something. Not a piece of jewelry, or a dollar bill, but a book. The volunteer—an author—hands him a copy of his latest tome. The Magician places it on a stand and waves a hand at it. “Behold, a book.” He [...]

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Swimming Lessons for House Slaves: The Holistic Approach

Swimming Lessons for House Slaves: The Holistic Approach

It was a Sunday morning, last October, in Columbus, Ohio; at the World Fantasy Convention. I’d spent the weekend talking with authors about the digital revolution. I was talking with L. E. Modesitt about the whole e-publishing thing, giving him the pitch. Lee’s a very smart man, and I wanted his perspective on things. And [...]

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