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IT SEEMED A BIT LIKE AN APRIL FOOLS joke two years ago — but on April 4 2012 Google wasn’t kidding. It really planned a wearable interface with the world. (http://www.capeeyes.com/2012/04/googleglass/) Back in that time of ancient history, the original the concept video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9c6W4CCU9M4_ ) quickly spawned multiple spoofs, but laugh as we might the […]

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THE LEADERBOARD LIGHTS UP! It’s 12 for Ionic, 5 for Doric, and 1 each for Corinthian and Rams Horn. And the answer is … Ionic! As the correct response flashes on the smartboard, cheers arise from Miss Cattabriga‘s seventh grade classroom at Barnstable Intermediate School in Hyannis, MA. Fingers fly across iPads and the next […]

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SOMETIMES TECHNOLOGY DOESN’T directly change us; it just changes the basic assumptions of our world, taking us along for the ride. As spring spreads across New England, out at the National Seashore on Cape Cod perennial clumps of marsh grass have started to sprout. On May 15 each year (hey kids, that’s this week!), researchers […]

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MAYBE IT WAS A MAGIC CATSUP BOTTLE? Or maybe I just had time to kill at Eastham’s Fairway Restaurant before that tasty order of potato pancakes and scrambled eggs arrived. Either way, the black and white pattern on the back of the bottle drew me in. As frequent readers know, I do enjoy a good […]

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RIGHT AFTER AN ELECTION CYCLE AND all its attendant cynicism and mudslinging, I find myself needing something to counter all the muck. Nothing like a nice techy conference to clear the air, right? Last week’s Massachusetts Digital Summit provided blissful geek-speak – and reminded me how much good work actually happens in town hall and beyond. […]

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by Teresa A Martin HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CROWDS? Me, I can get overwhelmed. Like the other week at OysterFest in Wellfleet … when this wildly popular October event turned the street into pedestrian gridlock  … and suddenly my imagination clicked into high gear and I felt like I was fleeing from the jaws of […]

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Brrrrrp. At 3:45 pm, as I type these words, the National Weather Service posted a wind advisory for Barnstable County. Brrrrrp. My NOAA Radio iPhone app let me know the advisory was in effect. Almost two years ago I spent a lovely spring day at a Gov 2.0 unconference in Cambridge (http://www.capeeyes.com/2010/03/the-unconference-a-whole-other-way-to-meetmarch-10-2010/). The group talked […]

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MY PHYSICAL WALLET bulges with stacks of loyalty cards, credit cards, membership cards, gift cards, coupons-I-might-use-someday, and receipts-I-should-remember-to-file. Every now and again, when the zipper threatens to separate from the leather, I dump it all out and sort through it. Why on earth do I haul this stuff around? A slender little book I read […]

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Tablet News:
Livin’ the future
Oct 06 2010

by tmartin on October 6, 2010

BACK IN THE DAWN OF TIME – well, OK, in 1994 – I was the executive producer of an exciting bit of movie making called “The Tablet Newspaper: A Vision for the Future.” (Check it out on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/17295950) For that video, we created a tablet out of plastic and molding materials. And then […]

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HAPPY FEET TIME! School is starting! For the traditional schedules, like ours, it’s next week – the Tuesday after Labor Day. For others, the school bell has already rung this week. No matter when you start school, though, change is in the air. By the time they graduate high school, this year’s incoming kindergarten class […]

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