WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) tools are awesome. They show you
exactly how things will look (assuming that the viewer of your work has a
system that is exactly like yours). Preview modes are great, too – they
give you an idea of how your work product will look or sound in the best
possible case. The problem is that all such tools are gigantic crutches, and
in most cases they will severely limit your creativity and your creative
Creative limitations can be very good for budgets, and occasionally they can
be good for business. But most of us would do better if we let ourselves
think freely first and used people or tools to realize our visions after the
fact. I learned this lesson in a trial by fire on a cool spring evening back
in the late ’70s.
I got to the studio about midnight. The whole place was busy. A couple of
assistant audio engineers we... (more)
The mystery is over: We now know whether or not Facebook is actually making
money. In its first-ever earnings report released today, the social
networking giant reported a net profit of $0.12 earnings per share on
quarterly revenues of $1.18 billion. The earnings report matched Wall
Street’s expectations of $0.12 earnings per share and revenues of $1.15
billion. Advertising revenue accounted for $992 million of the company’s
total revenues. Facebook’s share price dropped by more than 11% in
after-hours trading immediately following the news, dipping below $24. Rea... (more)
Microsoft’s Windows RT Surface tablet is expected to have a price tag of at
least $600, according to a report from DigiTimes.
Citing unnamed sources, DigiTimes also reported that the Windows 8 Pro
Surface would be priced at $800 or more, making it significantly more
expensive than any other big-name tablet currently on the market.
If those numbers are correct, it means that Microsoft’s cheapest tablet
will be at minimum $100 more expensive than the cheapest Apple iPad and $300
more expensive than the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.
‘Anonymous’ outdid itself once again and hacked the very agency that is
Security firm HBGary Federal had its Twitter, LinkedIn and email accounts of
COO Ted Vera hacked. ‘Anonymous’ posted the information online, including
the text of over 60,000 company emails.
Apple's new iPad was named the best tablet computer in a ranking by Consumer
Reports, two weeks after the magazine said the device runs “significantly
hotter” than previous models.
The new iPad’s high-resolution screen provides the best detail and color
accuracy of all tablets Consumer Reports has seen, the publication said
today on its website.
Consumer Reports also commended the device’s camera and faster
connectivity. The new iPad costs $500 to $830. Read the full story at
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