Nicholas Jones


The Design Files: Interview – Nicholas Jones

I’ll admit it. I have a tendancy to get over-excitable in certain circumstances. I just can’t contain my enthusiasm if I feel genuinely inspired by something or someone. In fact, it has been brought to my attention that I have a habit of gushing if I encounter someone I truly admire. Ouch. BUT in my own defence, this time it’s seriously warranted.

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Austrian Design Site

PAD – Pure Austrian Design

Objects floating on a wave are not swept along by the water, but bob up and down instead. On boats, it’s this rocking movement which quickly sends us into a peaceful sleep.

Podcasting resources

Podcasting Toolbox: 70+ Podcasting Tools and Resources

Podcasting may not have lived up to the early hype, but with iPods IPod and other MP3 players MP3 player reviews still selling like crazy, the potential audience for these audio shows is huge. We’ve compiled a monster list of 70+ tools and resources for podcasters and wannabes.

MacBook Touch



Apple’s major multi-touch plans continue to come into focus » VentureBeat

A lot of companies file patents for products they are never going to make. Apple is no exception. But given how many it has filed the past few years for advanced multi-touch technology and devices, it’d be very surprising if a multi-touch-enabled tablet device isn’t coming from the company at some point in the near future.

The latest patent filing, uncovered by AppleInsider, is one of the most in-depth yet, showing a maturity in the project that may or may not be a product that has been affectionately dubbed by the press the “MacBook Touch.”

Water Footprint

What’s your water footprint? at CIID

You’ve heard of a carbon footprint, and maybe you’ve even calculated yours, but what about your water footprint?Water needed to produce beef

Psystar’s Open Computer the alterna-Mac | Apple – CNET News

A slightly older video. Apple has sued – and Psystar has sued back. For now I am backing the small guy. And I believe the hardware and Software need to be de-coupled.

I am a Mac powerbook user and like the product. But for sometime now I have been having quite negative feelings about this company. The pod and Iphone are both products that are ‘closed’ and as I dont have either  dont have a appreciation for either. I have recently read about Android on Wired. I like the spirit of the open source product. I am for the meek – the small guy – the faint voice.

If Apple wins the lawsuit – then I am going off Apple. Join me if you feel likewise – and add your voice to this blog – post a comment.

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Apple Clone


Psystar’s Open Computer the alterna-Mac | Apple – CNET News

After about a month with Psystar’s Open Computer, as long as I ignore the big ugly box underneath my desk it’s easy to forget that this isn’t a Mac.

For about a week or so in April, Psystar dominated the tech headlines with the launch of its Open Computer, a relatively cheap desktop computer with one notable feature: Apple’s Mac OS X Leopard preinstalled. That’s technically a violation of Apple’s end-user licensing agreement for its operating system, and requires Psystar to circumvent Apple’s restrictions on Leopard’s use by adding low-level software that tricks Leopard into believing it’s about to be installed on an approved piece of hardware.