Whee, what a precious birthday present! Thanks to my loved family members.
More than two weeks into the iPad experience I feel it is not the convenience many tout it to be. That may be entirely a function of my usage pattern, more interactive and sharing than merely consumptive, which the iPad seems to be geared for. My main complaint is the iPad disappoints at some of the things its pocket-size sibling the iPhone 3GS does effortlessly - with the "same" iOS 3.2 - like play self-produced MP4 videos and sync Notes to Mail on the MacBook Pro.
For a while Sibylle Ito and I connected virtually on Twitter. In August we finally met, listening to speakers including @mqtodd "Excited to be speaking about Social Media at the Pink Cow Connections at @pinkcowshibuya in Tokyo this Tuesday night". With virtual connection trust is real, though it may take longer to build. When you finally meet, "in real life" (as if by phone or twitter were somehow "unreal"), face recognition works and live energetic conversation boosts trust. So we co-created this interview. Enjoy.
First time this lifetime that a powerful song (to me) found me through social networking. After more than 10 years. OK, I asked for it, and people sharing their art on-line certainly helped. Here's the thing: while embracing the music and the ease of paying for it gave me a powerful lift, technology let me down - crash. Really driving home why "upgrading" isn't. But that is already the middle of the story. It began on twitter. Chronicling habits that lead to surprising discovery and emotional experience.