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Getting Invent-ive

July 16, 2010

I’m excited to announce that I have accepted a position with HP within their consumer software experience group.  My hardcore metadata days maybe over but I do come to HP speaking XMP and strongly attached data.

It’s going to be a crazy interesting challenge.  HP is huge and has a lot of hardware devices but a pretty poor consumer experience across the devices, especially when compared with Apple.  Not sure yet what I will be working specifically but there is a lot of interesting technology to explore, like WebOS from the Palm team, tablets, netbooks, media centers…

The blog will continue…

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Rebuilding the Pictorial Webster’s Dictionary

January 8, 2010

I came across this video and was totally sucked in.  It’s an amazing journey to re-create the Pictorial Webster’s dictionary.  The linotype machine is so Victorian. At the 4-5 minute he starts physically assembling the book which is quite interesting.  Amazing at the time it takes to arrange the type, layout, print, cut, bind, and finish.  It really provides perspective on the concept of information revolution and our ability to now publish at the press of a button.  [via]

Pictorial Webster’s: Inspiration to Completion from John Carrera on Vimeo.