You will consume.

I didn’t watch that movie awards thing, but I understand this ad premiered last night. Here we see the iPad as a tool for monetizing the consumption of the internet. I saw brief flashes of a keyboard, e-mail, a desktop publication program, and a photo album, so the ad does acknowledge the role of user-created content — so long as you are stretched out comfortably on a couch. I do…

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IdeaPaint turns office walls into whiteboards

Brilliant. Now what do we do about all the workers who get tipsy from the cleaning fluid? In 2002, a group of Babson College entrepreneurship students ran out of room on their whiteboard. They had spent hours brainstorming new business possibilities, and the sudden space crunch threatened to cramp their creativity. Instead, it sparked a new idea: Why not make paint that turned walls into giant whiteboards? The ideas kept…

Ubisoft's DRM Servers Go Down

I’ve never played this game, but in the last week or so, my attempts to play multiplayer games with my kids (Uru and Dungeons and Dragons Online) have been thwarted by the fact that my modem blips out for a few minutes every couple hours, which freezes up games that exchange information over the internet.  Rather than risk losing all his progress in the middle of a quest, my son…