Cloudy With a Chance of Risks: Adobe Takes a Plunge

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On May 6th, Adobe announced at a major trade conference that it would no longer continue to develop the Adobe Creative Suite of software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, Dreamweaver, InDesign, etc.). Adobe’s future versions of these applications will be developed and offered ONLY through a membership (subscription) basis under the Adobe’s Creative Cloud (CC), although end-users can for an undefined amount of time continue to purchase “traditional” copies of its CS6 products. While this change in policy was not completely unexpected, the suddenness and finality of the implementation plan, as well as the rapid and overwhelmingly negative reception (often caustic) by end-users seems to have caught many by surprise.

Photography is Dead, Long Live Photography

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Since the beginning, photography (ca. 1837) has had a bit of an identity crisis — is it an art, a science, or just merely a documentary tool? Until recently photography had been in a large part limited by what could be photographed by the available technology. But now, with the advent of photo sharing and Instagram, photography just may be dead (or mostly dead as it were).

Four Technology Tips for International Travel

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Today I’ve got four quick tips for you on technology and traveling abroad: take a trial run, beware of roaming while roaming, don’t fight the power, and the Internet cafe is your frenemy.

Three Quick Tips for Planning Travel with Technology

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Many of us often travel abroad and I thought that it would be useful to put down some quick tips on international travel with technology. In this post I cover three important things to think about before you set out on your trip.

Digital Expectations: Taking Student Technology Skills into Account

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There’s a commonly held belief that people under 30 have a natural tech-savviness. This isn’t actually the case when it comes to many instructional technologies, and assuming that it’s true can lead to problems when assigning a project that requires technology skills. To help give you an idea of what you might think about when assessing students’ technology skills and assigning a media-rich project, I have several suggestions for how to think through the planning, communication, and training/support when considering such a project.

Tales from the Creative Destruction Front

An image of the Teachers Pay Teachers website where teachers sell their lesson plans to other K-12 educators.

Pablo speculates on the cycle of creation, transformation, and destruction that the Internet brings.

The iPhone and the Kayak: a Modern Fable

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What happens when technology doesn’t work as well as you hope it does? In this post, Pablo tells a fable about how he used his iPhone while kayaking and runs into some unexpected inclement weather.

Digital Hoarding — Four Ways for Taking Control of Your Mailbox

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Does your email feel out of control and disorganized, and/or are you having trouble keeping on top of it all? In this post, Pablo suggests four ways that you can start to tame your unruly email inbox.

Drowning in Cheap Storage: Hoarding in the Digital Age

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What is digital hoarding? In this post, Pablo talks about what it is, and touches on his own experiences as a digital hoarder.

Touch and the Computer Interface

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In this post, I talk about the trend towards the touch interface of personal computers. The question is, why now? Both Apple and Microsoft have chosen to start designing their operating systems around more iPhone and iPad-like touchscreen interfaces.