Various computer games magazines are reporting news of a Nintendo patent for providing user assistance to players during a game. The patent describes “Demo Play”, which is intended to keep casual players interested in complex games in a way that doesn’t conflict with hardcore gamers’ requirements. Advanced players can play normally, while less experienced players can get the occasional helping hand. Hints will appear… Read more »
Internet Psychologist Graham Jones wrote an article last week, in which he stated, search is dying, and is being replaced by sharing information socially. “So worried is Microsoft about Google that they haven’t realised that Google is not their real competition any more. It is the likes of Twitter and Ecademy…Google already knows this. Much… Read more »
At our “Developing your career as a technical author” course yesterday there was a great discussion about meeting the needs of “Generation Y” – the part of the working population under 27 who have grown up with the Internet. It’s a group that makes up about 13% of the working population. We talked about the… Read more »
Trust is the new critical currency in the connected age.” This is a Twitter post by Scott Berg, Director of HP Global Digital Strategy. Assuming technical communicators produce highly trustworthy material, is their content becoming more valuable?
Oxford University Press’s Tim Barton, in an article on the Google Book Settlement, states: What once seemed at least debatable has now become irrefutable: If it’s not online, it’s invisible. Full article here