“Understanding Comics – the invisible art” by Scott McCloud

Doing presentations on a regular basis, I always look for ways to improve the way I can transmit my message. While reading a magazine the other day, I saw a comment about the book called “Understanding Comics – the invisible art” by Scott McCloud.

At first, it might sound unrelated, but both comics and presentations share some common ideas and there are quite a few things that can be learned from the story-telling of this sometimes considered “lesser” art-form.

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A non-gamer view of the Playstation 3

Just before Christmas, I was able to find a Sony Playstation 3 at my local retail store the day I decided to get a console… Not sure what this availablility shortage scare was all about? This is my first console, having almost completely left the world of gamers over 10 years ago (shortly after Doom and Descent 1.0 came out). I therefore consider(ed) myself as one of these non-gamers the WII is trying to attract.

I have been considering buying a console for a while, and my initial choice was to get a PS3, mainly because of its HD capabilities, the built-in Blu-ray player and the strong history behind the Sony brand when it comes to gaming. But with all the hype behind the Wii at launch, I almost went with that one as it seemed to be the least “serious” console. As they only had the PS3 in stock that morning, I came back to my initial choice.

Having enjoyed this device for just over a month now, my biggest problem with it is that I simply don’t have enough time to use it!

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Must see movie: An Inconvenient Truth

Yes, I know this isn’t a book, but it felt like a good place to post this entry… so here I go: Over the holidays, I watched the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” on Al Gore’s campaign to promote the issue of global warming as a recognized problem worldwide. To make it short, go an get a copy, watch it and start taking action!

There is so much that could be said about the content of that DVD and why we all need to take action today, that I could write multiple blog entries about this… I am going to simply recommend you go to the Inconvenient Truth web site and find out more for yourself. Instead of looking at the message, I wanted to share my thoughts from a content delivery perspective.

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Why I won’t buy an Apple iPhone

So, it’s finally been announced: the Apple iPhone! What a cool looking device. The user interface looks absolutely beautiful, and the whole user experience appears to be as good as you would expect from Apple Inc. OK, the iPhone won’t be available until this summer in the USA (no words about Canada) and this fall in Europe, but based on what has been shown so far, I don’t expect to buy an Apple iPhone when available…

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