The potential to harness these capabilities into new types of software is enormous.
Worth reading right through for a glimpse of the future.
Some fascinating images in the Atlantic article linked below - the long distance air travel proposal may well turn out to be the low carbon future of air transport
What Might Have Been: The French View The French National Library has a wonderful exhibit of prints from 1910, imagining the wonderful new world of the year 2000.
Long-distance air travel of the future
This is my first post from my iPad using Diet Coda to edit the Octopress post.
I have now converted the blog from Wordpress and built a workflow for posting from the iPad.
Not happy worth the load speed of the header so that will probably go, otherwise I really like the simple template that octopress provides.
One of the challenges looks to be efficient syncing of the locally generated site up to my web host, I am using a Transmit synch but it takes about 15 minutes even if only one page has changed.
"Some decisions appear to be relatively straight forward until you take a step back and look at the entire picture with a fresh perspective. You may notice that there are a variety of factors that actually impact a choice or decision that you did not notice before."
The post also features a nice mind map example from Learning Fundamentals focused on personal actions for reducing climate change impacts.
I find the iPad an ideal tool for mind mapping especially with the power of iThoughtsHD.
This post is a fascinating description of the design of Dark Sky.
I enjoyed the way the development team used a combination of open source tools, publicly available radar data and some clever numerical analysis rendered into a form that allows the iPhone's GPU to be employed. Great read.