RPGs as Data Driven Apps

I meant to work on this post earlier this week but my week got real busy and I lost my time to write up posts. I spent some time thinking about how pen-and-paper RPGs are best represented in an electronic medium. I don’t mean writing a full game like Neverwinter Nights; I mean representing the […]

iPad Game Programming

Friday I had a spirited conversation about what sort of widgets and toys I need to really make game-based iPad apps. I came up with a list that looked like: Handle Playing Cards (backs, fronts, turn, flip over, etc.) Handle Game Tokens (rotate, pass around with a gesture, etc) Handle Dice (roll dice, move dice […]

A required iPad app

A quick interlude: If you have an iPad, you will want to go to the store and download the new, free TED talk app. It’s an interface to the TED website ( www.ted.com ) but much more comfortable to view. TED talks are about really cool things given by really cool people. Want to learn […]

Awesome Guitar Software is Awesome

I have two — two! — pieces of awesome software to showcase today for the iPad. Perhaps you thought the iPad was only good for watching Netflix streaming but now it is made of rock. TabToolKit by Agile Partners At first blush you may be all “buh?” But let me tell you the greatness of […]

The End of Innovation?

I freely admit this post is a “Someone is WRONG on the INTERNET” reaction but it has gotten under my skin as the meme jumped from blog posts to podcasts and yesterday, I briefly saw it mentioned on a website of actual yea olde Main Stream Media. The meme, started on the original Cory Doctorow […]

Ars Technica reviews the iPad

I meant to talk about where I think we’ve been and where I think technology is going and where the innovation really is but I got hammered today so it has to wait until this evening.  But meanwhile, I give you the extremely (and great) in-depth review of the iPad from Ars Technica: The iPad […]

On the iPad

I wanted to buy an iPad for Eric’s birthday but he had a high water mark: if Papers, essentially iTunes for research paper and article management, came out with an iPad reader application, Eric would want an iPad (very badly). He has the iPod client and while it works, it is difficult to read papers […]

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