90-year-old Wisc. newspaper discontinues print product

The Madison, Wisconsin daily newspaper The Capital Times will cease printing this Saturday, and will continue as a Web-only publication. The Capital Times is the progressive, afternoon paper in the city, has been publishing since 1917. While they move their emphasis online, they will continue to provide print pieces on a twice weekly basis to …

New iMac is already old

So, I got up this morning to an email from my friend at Apple that ordered the new iMac for me. He said something like, “I didn’t know about this, honest.” If you take a look at the Apple site you’ll see that the entire iMac line was refreshed this morning, faster processor, better video …

New iMac is here!

And it’s a beauty!!! Wow, now that it is finally here, I can’t believe I waited so long to upgrade. First of all, it’s got a gigantic 24-in monitor, takes up almost all of my desk. The only wires are the power cord, and the usb for the keyboard. I also have an external hard …

What's Up With This Mesh?

Microsoft unveiled Mesh yesterday, launched in beta. It is billed as a synchronization system, allows users to synchronize all their devices, computers, mobile etc. It uses a technology called FeedSync to synchronize folders, so that you can access them anywhere. It’s not available yet for the Mac. It also has a cloud component called Live …

Community 2.0

Yesterday, I wrote about the benefits that you receive by participating in a community. But, the term “community” implies both take and give, a two-way street. What can you do to give back to the community? Make comments on blog posts. Ask questions or provide references to related information. Bloggers love to get comments. Start …

A Word About Community

One of the things I have been talking to my students about lately is the importance of being part of a community. Many are graduating, looking for jobs. They’ve all heard about how important it is to “network,” but that word sometimes has a negative connotation, a bit scary and artificial. I prefer to talk …

Saturday at the Symposium

Saturday is for research. Scholars from around the globe converge on Austin today. George Sylvie of UT, talks about Long Tail theory as it relates to long distance users. Mary Dichard diligently takes notes. So does Cordula!

More Images From Friday

Large TX State contingency represents in Austin. Mary Dichard, Matt Slabaugh, and Jordan Viator have a lively discussion about online journalism. Lindsay Gaylord chats with SMU professor Rick Stevens and Ian Bogost of Persuasive Games. Grad students Dee Kapila, Philip Hadley, Kerri Battles, and Shane Tyree relax between panels. Mario Tasc√≥n of Prisacom, Dave Panos …