MORE GOOGLE EARTH TRICKS

I mentioned a few days ago that the latest version of Google Earth includes “Google Sky,” adding the ability to zoom through the universe viewing high-resolution photos of stars and galaxies.Many features have been added in the last couple of years for...

SECOND THOUGHTS ON SECOND LIFE

Second Life looked like it was poised to be the Next Big Thing when the media gave it blanket coverage a few months ago. (I got caught up in the hype and wrote a description of it that was way too enthusiastic. I’m sorry.) It’s still growing and making its...

SAM & MAX RETURN

Productivity is overrated. Close the e-mail program, shove those piles of paper aside, there’s more important things to do: Sam & Max are back in a new game, their first appearance on computer screens since the late, lamented Sam & Max Hit The Road in...

SECOND LIFE

Make no mistake: MySpace is old news, YouTube is beginning its slide out of the headlines, Yahoo is over the hill, Flickr never stood a chance. Second Life is the hot online destination, the next cultural obsession, soon to be a household name.Second Life is an online...

XMAS FRUSTRATIONS – ANECDOTE 1

Products are appearing on the market faster than we can understand them – and manufacturers are moving so quickly that the products are too often half-baked, or not documented well, or not supported well. Technology is bringing us wonderful things, but too much...

GLORY DAYS FOR GAMING

A few years ago the gaming industry was in the doldrums. I recall articles predicting that computer gaming was on its last legs. New games looked like tired rehashes of old games. Gaming magazines were shrinking. The turnaround is complete. The sales numbers are huge....