A Call for Diminished Reality

(a copy of my weekly syndicated column. Podcast from the BBC here.) By Jeremy Wagstaff I was walking the infant the other day, when I saw a vision of my future.  A mother and father, out with their son and dog.  The mother sat on a park bench, dog sitting obediently at her feet as …

Continue reading ‘A Call for Diminished Reality’ »

A Call for Diminished Reality

By Jeremy Wagstaff I was walking the infant the other day, when I saw a vision of my future.  A mother and father, out with their son and dog.  The mother sat on a park bench, dog sitting obediently at her feet as she flicked absent-mindedly at her iPhone. In the playground, the boy wove …

Continue reading ‘A Call for Diminished Reality’ »

The Shape of Things to Come

This is from my weekly newspaper column, hence the lack of links. By Jeremy Wagstaff We’re all touch typists now. Of course, the definition of touch type has had to change a little, since most of us don’t actually learn touch typing as we’re supposed to. Watch people tapping away at a keyboard and you’ll …

Continue reading ‘The Shape of Things to Come’ »

links for 2008-09-11

Welcome to Avego Avego.com is where travelers cooperate to make the whole transport system more efficient, saving us all money, wasted time and reducing pollution. A 5-seat car traveling with only a driver is inherently inefficient, and yet 85% of the time, that’s how cars travel in much of the world. With our iPhone GPS …

Continue reading ‘links for 2008-09-11’ »

The Holes We Slip Through

This interesting tool, tho too nerdy for me, highlights one of the stupid holes that make technology a still frustrating exercise for most of us. You’re heading out the door for a meeting, you have the person’s phone number and pant size (don’t ask) in your computer but not in your phone, and yet there’s …

Continue reading ‘The Holes We Slip Through’ »

Some PaperPort Tips

Further to my column in this week’s WSJ.com/AWSJ on PaperPort Pro and PaperMaster Pro, here are some tips on getting the most out of the former from Bob Anderson (ScanSoft Regional Director Asia Pacific and Japan): Tip 1 – Using PaperPort PageViewer as a separate application and displaying PaperPort across two monitors. By default when …

Continue reading ‘Some PaperPort Tips’ »

Exploring The Phaeton Site Map

I’m sure this isn’t new, but I just saw it and thought it was worth noting: The VW Phaeton’s UK site has an interesting 3D Flash sitemap where the pages are viewed in slices, with different coloured dots representing different kinds of content (in this case factory or car): Clicking on a particular page will …

Continue reading ‘Exploring The Phaeton Site Map’ »

This week’s column – The Mouse

This week’s Loose Wire column: THIS COLUMN was going to be about how to get more out of your computer mouse. You know, clicking, dragging, double-clicking, dropping, all that kind of stuff. I was all fired up about it until I consulted the guy who had a lot to do with getting the mouse onto …

Continue reading ‘This week’s column – The Mouse’ »