Typography, the art (and science) of arranging and forming letters, is an essential tool in design, and a subject of never-ending fascination for graphic design nerds like myself. Some typefaces and font choices can make political statements, whereas a font like Microsoft's Comic Sans is so reviled it can spark outrage. TNW's Bryan Clark reports on … Continue reading Choice of Font becomes critical evidence in case
Microsoft's HoloLens is yet another entrant in the race for virtual/mixed/augmented reality domination. Via the Microsoft website: World-famous architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha has expressed his delight after Microsoft and Trimble helped to recreate some of his most well-known buildings using HoloLens. The 88-year-old Brazilian said it was “fantastic” that he could see his creations using … Continue reading Video: Architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha views his buildings in “mixed reality” for first time
Microsoft Office has long been prone to over-zealous auto-correction errors. From auto-numbering issues (if you've ever had to type a list using decimals such as 1.1.1, 1.1.2, etc., you know what I mean) to automatically selecting more text than you actually selected, undoing Microsoft's "helpfulness" is usually more difficult and frustrating than it is worth. Recently, … Continue reading Microsoft Excel tries to be helpful, leads to errors in a fifth of published scientific research
Back in 1995, Microsoft dominated the computer world. While hard to imagine for most younger folks, back then the Internet was a new and strange thing—even more mysterious than "the cloud" that we've been hearing about for years. The new opportunities and threats posed by the technology behind the "World Wide Web" led to an … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Bill Gates’ 20-year old memo on the future opportunities of the internet
I recently started a new job at a consulting firm that is heavily invested in Microsoft products. It has been nearly 13 years since I've worked in such an environment. While one would have to pry my MacBook Air from my cold, dead hands, I still have to use Windows on occasion to perform certain … Continue reading Windows 8: An “Unprecedented Opportunity” or an unprecedented missed opportunity?