Another Voice Questioning The Need For Apps

Less than a year ago, the discussion within the web development community about the need for platform specific apps, meaning applications designed for Smartphones and tablets, started off as a trickle but has since turned into a torrent. The bulk of opinion favors allocating resources toward responsive web design and one of the latest voices in that conversation questions the notion of a separate “mobile web” to begin with. On 4/19/2012, …

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Do These Commercials Inspire You To Buy a Ticket?

Although television ads beyond those with a shoestring budget are beyond the reach for a number of groups in the field, there have been a set of spots coming out of Europe this year that are worth watching. In fact, I posted one of the following videos on my Facebook wall last week and the ensuing discussion brought up a number of questions and concerns about what constitutes a worthwhile commercial.

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TAFTO 2012 Contribution: David J. Loehr

TAFTO 2012 David Loehr

I’m just going to say this up front. The friend I’m talking about isn’t technically a friend, and I still haven’t taken him to an orchestra. (And Drew passes out.) The first part’s easy to explain. It’s my son. He’s ten, and in the last few years, he’s started to pay attention to the elements that go into the films, television, video games that he likes.

TAFTO 2012 Contribution: Maura Lafferty

TAFTO 2012 Maura Lafferty

When I first met Raul, I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into. He checked me out & asked me on a date after seeing me at church, and I was in the middle of a cross-country visit to DC. Our very first conversation revealed that he was everything I wasn’t in high school, not the least of which is his role as best friend to the guy who was the lead in my high school’s musical my freshman year (swoon).

TAFTO 2012 Contribution: Jonathan Becker

TAFTO 2012 Jonathan Becker

My whole life, I’ve worried that my Cleveland Browns would be in the Super Bowl the same night my hometown orchestra was performing Mahler’s 9th symphony. It’ll never happen, but what would I do? And why am I asking you? And why are live performances of classical music so enrapturing, nine out of 10 members of the Secret Service prefer them to Colombian escorts?