Monthly Archives: March 2011

Innovate, not renovate

I’ve recently been trying to write reviews of iPad apps for a forum I’m a member of, and one thing that stood out to me as a reviewer – and the more you look, the more blatant it is – … Continue reading

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Search Engine Optimisation… innovation?

Coming as I do from a forum software development background of sorts, it’s not that uncommon to see people asking about how to make their sites more suited to search engines. After all, those who remember the web before the … Continue reading

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Woody Allen knows what it’s about

Woody Allen once said, “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” He’s right, actually. Just as I’ve talked about here, if you never make a mistake, you aren’t trying hard … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Human/Machine Interface

Shortly after the dawn of time, after mankind first discovered basic tools and how to apply them, the process of innovation has rolled onwards, not just to improve the tools and the machines made out of them, but to improve … Continue reading

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Innovation Inspiration

For months now, I’ve been using WordPress to run this little blog, and it’s given me a chance to really examine WP for its much-vaunted powers and prowess, and to see what it’s like from an innovation point of view, … Continue reading

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Solving the Wrong Problem

I’m sure I’ve talked about this before, but I’ve found myself staring at some great examples of this recently, so I thought I’d share. Innovation is fundamentally about solving problems, except I’ve found there are two sets of cases where … Continue reading

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Abuse of Innovation

We’ve come a long way with innovation, a great many things have become possible. Today, though, I just want to take a few minutes to look at how heavily abused innovation works. We have more computing power in handheld devices … Continue reading

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The Myth of One Size Fits All

I’ve recently been working on overhauling a system that I’ve worked with for the past couple of years, and threw a mock-up of what I had planned (not the first iteration of design, even) to the others interested in the … Continue reading

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The Price of Innovation

A former work colleague of mine used to say, perhaps a little too often, that “Everyone’s got a price.” Though it’s been years since I last worked with him, I find myself reminded of that every so often. What I … Continue reading

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Indie Gaming vs The Establishment

Like most people, I need to take a break in between hours of doing what I do, and as I do what I do at home, I guess I can take breaks that appeal to me as and when I … Continue reading

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