What do Indie Gaming’s All-Stars think of Apple’s iPad?

Before Steve Jobs had even brought yesterday's iPad-announcing keynote to a close, I called together a quorum of indie gaming's Justice League — a handful of the best and brightest developers pushing the medium forward across every new device — to ask: what's the iPad going to mean for the future?

About Sean Biehle

I’m a Taurus who enjoys rainy Sunday afternoons, open source technology, and unicorns.

What do Indie Gaming’s All-Stars think of Apple’s iPad?

Before Steve Jobs had even brought yesterday's iPad-announcing keynote to a close, I called together a quorum of indie gaming's Justice League — a handful of the best and brightest developers pushing the medium forward across every new device — to ask: what's the iPad going to mean for the future?

About Sean Biehle

I’m a Taurus who enjoys rainy Sunday afternoons, open source technology, and unicorns.

Industry Execs Weigh In on iPad

Magazines and newspapers did not receive much stage time during Apple’s event on Wednesday, and Apple did not even mention selling print subscriptions in its press release. As a result, industry insiders expressed both excitement and reservations about the iPad.

About Sean Biehle

I’m a Taurus who enjoys rainy Sunday afternoons, open source technology, and unicorns.

Using Humor in a Campaign Supporting Disabled People

A national effort to encourage businesses to employ workers with disabilities is not your father’s hire the handicapped campaign. One difference is that the new ads are paid rather than pro bono, with an estimated budget of $4 million for the first two quarters of 2010. The ads will appear on television, in print, online and outdoors; there is also a sponsorship deal with NPR.

About Sean Biehle

I’m a Taurus who enjoys rainy Sunday afternoons, open source technology, and unicorns.

Some personal thoughts on Apple and the trend towards closed platforms

Yesterday, Apple announced their new tablet device, the iPad. Even if you are able to step back from all of the hype and reality distortion field surrounding the announcement, it is still an impressive device, once which I would love to get my hands on.

However, as a developer and Mac user, I am increasingly concerned with Apple’s movement toward creating a locked down, and closed ecosystem and platform. A platform where Apple controls which applications developers can deploy, and which applications and content users can consume.

About Sean Biehle

I’m a Taurus who enjoys rainy Sunday afternoons, open source technology, and unicorns.