So, I popped into CeBIT this morning. Afterall, I love a gadget as much as the next girl. I don’t think I’m exactly their target audience, but there were still somethings that I found interesting. Here they are:
Wacom Tablets: now, this isn’t new, but when I had a play with one this morning I was thinking to myself, how much more fun would it be to do wireframes using a device like this and software more like Illustrator. Does anyone out there do this? I can see a few problems with it, particularly if you needed to have multiple people working on the files…. but I bet for some projects it would be amazingly fun. (And much less with the old wireframe RSI)
Maxtor OneTouch Mini Edition External Hard Drive: I’ve been putting off buying some kind of hardware to backup my lap top and have been using boring DVDs instead. And now I know why. I’ve been waiting for this little darling to arrive. It’s the iPod Nano of external storage. I *must* have one. Immediately.
The Open Source Guys were out in full strength. I’ve been thinking about doing something with an opensource project – as in, contributing some time to a project to help it be a little more user friendly. Had a chat. They’re very friendly. I’m going to look into this more. Anyone out there do any work with any open source developers? They gave me a CD so that I can play around with their open source version of Photoshop and Illustrator… I shall report back :)
VOIP was everywhere. I was looking for something I could use at home. Didn’t find anything.
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