Hardware as (free) Service

September 23, 2008

My good friend Ianus Keller talked at Reboot conference about ‘hardware as a (free) service’. Ianus is inspirator and evangelist for Bamboo and has played a crucial role in the making of Bamboo Space. Very interesting talk…

 

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What’s a Bamboo Mini?

September 23, 2008

In this interview I explain how Bamboo is going beyond hardware into software and services. It is taken by Ric Holland, a business development colleague from Wacom Australia. Ric is writing a book called “the art of making marks” for which he regularly interviews many people within the digital imaging, design and interaction industry. All interviews, including with Bill Buxton and our CEO Yamada-san, can be found at his blog theartofwa. Thanks Ric, it has been a pleassure!

 

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Coming up – Beyond Web 2.0: The digital landscape and the individual conjoined

September 15, 2008

Next week, I will be presenting at ad:tech, a digital marketing conference in London. Here is a quick preview. More to come next week…

Beyond Web 2.0: The digital landscape and the individual conjoined

Recent trends indicate that technologies (such as RFID) will play a pivotal role in fusing digital with the physical world as we continue to digitise the workplace more intricately than ever. What does this mean for your business and how can technology now intelligently influence all forms of commerce?

The European panel of industry experts will offer refreshing, visionary perspectives on the impacts of technology on our physical world.

MODERATOR:

Andrew Walmsley, Founder, i-level

SPEAKERS:

Emma Jenkins, Head of Interactive Marketing, Procter and Gamble

Rafi Haladjian, CEO, Violet (France)

Peter Kurstjens, New Business Creation Director, Wacom Europe

Simon Andrews, Digital Chief Strategy Officer, Mindshare

Jan Andresen, CEO, Weblin (Germany)



Swype | Text Input for Screens

September 15, 2008

I have been looking into text input concepts for computing devices for many years. In particular for mobile devices, text input is slow and cumbersome. The founder of T9 now has started a new venture around a new text input method called Swype | Text Input for Screens. Presenting at TC50, they received quite a lot of attention. From the video, it seems to be a very fast way of text entry, but at the same time requires a lot of practice. Good news is that it works great with a stylus! It is unclear for which type of user this could be attractive at first. Would like to test it in combination with a Bamboo…


One day until Bamboo launch…

September 15, 2008

Tomorrow is a big day for me: the (re)launch of Bamboo! For months, I have been leading the activity to create a Bamboo software and service platform. What you will see tomorrow fits into the drive to make Bamboo a global consumer brand. It will be the first step in what hopefully becomes a major strategic process for the company. Have a look at the Bamboo website after Sept 16 and let me know what you think.