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Friday, April 30, 2010

I have started a channel to combine video ahead of IPEX 2010. It is called "Printshow", hosted by Magnify. It includes several from drupa and there may well be others. It uploads on a search every three days and then I will delete the errors. Amazing what turns up so apologies if this wastes your time. It is not an open site but please add a comment with link suggestions. It could be extended to other admin logins during IPEX.

This will be the "mobile video IPEX". You heard it here first.
I came across some Apple thoughts about Flash while using blogsearch for something else. The bit that stands out
Apple has a long relationship with Adobe. In fact, we met Adobe’s founders when they were in their proverbial garage. Apple was their first big customer, adopting their Postscript language for our new Laserwriter printer. Apple invested in Adobe and owned around 20% of the company for many years. The two companies worked closely together to pioneer desktop publishing and there were many good times. Since that golden era, the companies have grown apart.

As far as I know neither Apple nor Adobe will be at IPEX. So desktop publishing only continues with Canon and Hewlett Packard. Mobile video? Do we really need this? HTML5 sounds interesting though.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hewlett Packard have the most space at IPEX 2010. Maybe they will show something from Palm. The press release has no detail about future mobile devices. The slate expected later this year uses Windows. Will there be something with webOS that could read ePUB for example?

HP is still into print. Communications can cover a lot. This sort of development widens the scope of what the IPEX event is about.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I am trying out Tales of Things, a social media site linking online and real things through barcodes. Can you travel in time and space? Next week I don't think I will get to Internet World although I would like to. There will be a keynote theatre featuring Meg Pickard from the Guardian and also a stand for Brand Republic, the online aspect of Haymarket. I read Printweek and the Guardian in print. My guess is that both organisations actually think more about online than they write about in the print versions. So the barcodes may link to a space where this is discussed. Not in real time obviously.

Brand Republic Booth

Guardian Keynote