I bought this T-shirt recently from Thinkgeek. It’s an homage to the original Macintosh television ad, aired during the 1984 SuperBowl, which I of course was watching live (I didn’t yet have a DVR, due to their not-yet-invention). The ad was directed by Ridley Scott, who had previously directed tiny art films like Alien and Blade Runner. I […]
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On the occasion of Apple PR VP of Communication, Katie Cotton, announcing her retirement from Apple, many commentators are recounting some of their experiences with Apple PR, which could often have the opposite effect of what a journalist expects. When I speak to a PR rep from most other tech companies, I usually end up […]
I’m pleased to announce availability of my latest ebook, “10 Things To Do Before Upgrading to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,” from Peachpit Press. It’s a short ebook that I wrote last week, and it’s only $2! At the moment, it is only available from the iBookstore, but I hope to soon add links to […]
I’m happy to unveil the cover of our forthcoming book, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide (available now for preorders!). It’s a bit of a new direction for Peachpit covers. Unlike the previous editions of the book, this one has all of the screenshots in full color. There will be a companion getting started video available […]
I’m happy and proud to announce that my latest book, iCloud: Visual QuickStart Guide, from Peachpit Press, is now widely available. It’s one of the newer breeds of Visual QuickStart Guides, with all-color screenshots. It covers virtually all of the aspects of iCloud, from setting up the service on Mac OS X, iOS devices, and Windows, to using […]
We’ve been having a great time here at Worldcon in Reno, and we’ve been writing about it, too, at Stack Exchange’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Community Blog. Check it out!
Between August 17 and August 21, we’ll be attending Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, in Reno. What started out as a pleasure trip has turned into business for both of us. I’m speaking on three panels. Dori is representing her employer, Stack Exchange, which special emphasis on two Stack sites: Science Fiction and […]