The private life of a digital camera

Flickr etiquette is a tricky thing. For starters I have to pigeonhole the tangled web of people-with-whom-I-share-photos into "family", "friends" and that wonderful catch-all "contacts" (maybe we should all be using a Cold War-style dead letter box in Regent's Park?) But that's nothing to the almost daily dilemma of how to share each photo I … Continue reading The private life of a digital camera

Cutting to the heart of the mobile location debate

There's a brilliantly observed article on mobile child tracking services in the States on Kelly Goto's http://www.gotomobile.com. As a parent, I can identify with the insights. I grew up in a small town in the 1970s and enjoyed far greater freedom than we seem to be able to offer our own boys living in a … Continue reading Cutting to the heart of the mobile location debate

Text – gets to the parts that cameraphones just can’t reach

There are places a cameraphone just cannot, umm, go. Places like the men's toilets at King's Cross Station. (Stay with me on this one.) There you'll find a sticking plaster product design solution that would be at home in a Don Norman book: a hand-dryer so sleekly built into the wall that someone's sellotaped the … Continue reading Text – gets to the parts that cameraphones just can’t reach