Civil libertarians contend that a laptop is closer to an extension of a person’s mind, rather than an analog of a luggage bag.
Also, it doesn’t do video. But at least you’ll be able to squeeze twice as many songs onto your fancy new iPod as your friends. And they probably won’t even be able to hear the difference.
Now, a new software product allows developers to check pages for compliance with usability guidelines as they code.
We spoke with the show’s co-host (and occasional Wired News contributor) Xeni Jardin about why Boing Boing TV exists, video blogging vs. text blogging, and why you won’t be seeing the show on network television any time soon. (This interview was edited for length and clarity.)
The event’s planner was reluctant to give out the names of any participants or their businesses.
Also in the issue are directions for building an ingenious Mini Foosball Game that involves only a cardboard box, paper clips and straws. And one project I have been meaning to try for several years is a homebrew Van de Graaff Generator. There’s a how-to for a simple model using a soda can and PVC pipe that I might finally get around to attempting sometime soon. Of course, there are plenty of more advanced projects, including several by GeekDad’s own John Baichtal.
Here’s how this golden age of speech actually works: In the 21st century, the capacity to spread ideas and reach an audience is no longer limited by access to expensive, centralized broadcasting infrastructure. It’s limited instead by one’s ability to garner and distribute attention. And right now, the flow of the world’s attention is structured, to a vast and overwhelming degree, by just a few digital platforms: Facebook, Google (which owns YouTube), and, to a lesser extent, Twitter.
If there are potential issues with Trump’s policies, the Valley elite will come after him with everything they’ve got, and the President gave them legitimate grounds for doing just that. It was an unforced error, which a leader in a new position never wants to do in the early days of his tenure. Certainly not a U.S. President.
Schell’s most straightforward feat with the Mod-T is getting the price tag down to just that level. He did so with a clever bit of engineering. On most consumer 3-D printers, the build plate–the surface on which the objects are created–is moved to and fro by a slew of shafts and drivers. The Mod-T’s build plate has gear teeth on all four sides, which ride on top of two perpendicular pinion wires.