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Taking The Tablet

There is an excellent, thought-provoking article in the current edition of the Sports Business Journal about tablet computers.  The piece examines what effects the popularity of these devices have been across a number of sectors in the sports business.  Sponsor rights, media distribution, and on-field use are just a few of the areas in which tablets are having an impact.  Disruptive doesn’t begin to describe it.

Behold the iPad in All Its Glory.

Image via Wikipedia

One thing I did notice as the article ran through the issues (which I’ll discuss in a minute) is that the way in which many of the parties involved have tried to deal with this new round peg is to try to fit it in the same square holes as other things without much success.  Let me explain. Continue reading

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Unplugged

Kate the Desktop Computer

Image by Gino Carteciano via Flickr

I have seen the future and it’s disconnected! From what? From the wall, from the wire, and maybe from you if you’re a content creator who’s not thinking ahead. I used to write this on my desktop PC; today I’m writing it on my laptop; tomorrow, I could be writing it on a tablet or my phone (which I do sometimes now in a pinch). Fortunately for me, the CMS I use (WordPress) has versions optimized for each device. It’s not quite so easy, however, if you’re producing content rather than software, especially video content, and that’s going to be a critical fix on your “to do” list if it’s not already. Continue reading

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