Giveaway + Unhappy about David Pogue by Jan Godown Annino
fast become underwhelmed with new technology news. Not
new nextgen flipperdoodle that wants my attention & money has to compete
against my time with
Too. Much. Wonderful. Here.
To do with family, community, or rambling solo on a writing- in- my-head-while-walking perambulation. So new tech has to be better than all that. But even if I'm not going to be using much of
it, I crave to keep knowledgeable.
Here are one, two, three ways that I begin to
understand important new gadgets or process developments, which many folks, such
as your basic snowed-in Banks Islander, employ to be happy, stay busy, keep the neurons firing. And let me say, I never know when the next Animoto
type book trailer gizmo offering 30 seconds of free wizardry will roll out. I loved playing with Animoto for the book trailer. When an irresistible gizmo pops up, I’ll know to use it. Thanks to:
DAVID POGUE, The New
York Times' formerpersonal tech. columnist & award-winning writer. Although I
have his archived pieces to console myself with, I miss David Pogue. He was the
best tech reporter I read. And his departure at the end of 2013 for Yahoo sent readers off to eat extra scoops of coconut ice cream in their misery. His
Times associates haven’t abandoned
my need for information. And they sweetly collect their talented colleague's works, which they no doubt learned much from.
TECHZULU. Frequently the sun rises in the west, as far as my knowing of new developments, such as StoryBots & salted caramel. The California
based TECHZULU provides go-to news. Here is their report with video, from the first
inklings I gleaned about StoryBots. Noodle around the categories & find your favorite departments.. And alert your daughter or son, who is the next David Pogue, to apply at TECHZULU with a whisper that I sent them.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL. Can’t praise SLJ enough. This meaty
standard of our children’s literature world doesn’t leave me wanting for tech
news that specifically relates to all things publishing & children’s
lit.SLJ delivers with concise
& savvy details, but doesn't overload. Currently the department I most
access is The Digital Shift & the names I seem to see at the top of stories
I read are Sarah Bayliss & Roy Tennant. But I trust any byline.
So that’s only 3 mega-sources.
I'm sure there are others.
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April 15, 2014 Group Blog/Blogger "Giveaway + Unhappy About David Pogue" by Jan Godown Annino