Archive for February, 2008

Explaining technology in words

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Julie Starr faced an interesting problem recently: how to explain RSS, aggregators, even Twitter to a room full of journalism students ... without slides or a net connection. In attempting this, as she says, she "found a new respect for teachers this week". As a recovering teacher (or, ...


Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

I'll be in San Diego for ETech, arriving in San Diego on Sunday and leaving on Thursday. If you'll be around, look me up. I'd love to catch up!

Font Geeks in New Zealand

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

I often joke that Foo Camp ("Friends of O'Reilly") should be Font Camp (Friends of Nat Torkington) in New Zealand. I love typography and was delighted to find "The Font Scene in New Zealand", a list of typographers and fonts made by New Zealanders or by New Zealand companies. ...

Crafty Kiwis

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Congrats to Sue Tyler and the Ponoko team, and all the others who were interviewed by Peter Griffin for the Idealog issue focusing on craft. The article (which will be online in a few weeks) has photos of various Ponoko-made goods, including a necklace of sheep which looked awfully ...


Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

I've finally got around to moving my blog to WordPress (it's what geeks do to avoid work). I'm going to see whether a web interface will help me blog more. The weather's great, but I've been really busy since Kiwi Foo to enjoy it. Occupying my time: Webstock and ...