Monthly Archives: April 2012

And nothing but the…

For a country that is affectionately known as the ‘little red dot’ it has produced one rather larger than life 20th Century statesman, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Highly respected and revered by some, yet acutely mistrusted and disliked by others, … Continue reading

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Interesting Pinterest Campaign by Kotex

This is an excellent example illustrating the power of Social Media, if you know how to tap on it.   Kotex ran this Pinterest marketing programme (done by Smoyz, a creative web marketing company) in Israel and look at the outcome … Continue reading

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An Unconventional Library – Open Air Library in East Germany

It started with 1,000 empty beer cartons. Residents in Magdeburg, Germany put together donated books from scratch to create a 24×7 library that went on (with the help of designer Karo Architekten) to become the “2011 Brit Insurance Architecture Award” … Continue reading

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Of Androids, Blackberries, iPhones, Nokias and the rest

18 months ago we launched tools for librarians on iOS platforms – iPhone, iPad, iPod.  A little later we added consumer tools, again on the iOS platform.  Last month we released consumer tools on the Android platform. 

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The straits times likes our work

Civica made it to the pages of Singapore’s highest selling newspaper last week, with ‘breaking news’ coverage of the finals of our redesign your library competition for secondary schools. The award ceremony for our redesign your library comp which was attended … Continue reading

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Pic-of-the-Week – Books for an essential purpose

These books are not for sale but may cost you an arm or a leg!

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Current Trends in Smartphones and Tablet Industry

Another excellent slidedeck on “The Future of Mobile”, presented by staff from Business Intelligence (BI) at their recent “IGNITION WEST: Future of Mobile” conference in San Francisco.   This one has got alot more interesting statistics showing the current trends in … Continue reading

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Do computers and classrooms mix?

I gave a speech at a conference last month on this topic.  After some thought I came up with both a short answer and a long answer

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The Broken iPad

This video clip was briefly shown at the recent iCTLT (“International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology” 2012 conference and I think it just hit the nail right on the head in defining what do we mean by the … Continue reading

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Pic-of-the-week: Hey, Girl.

Hey, Girl. What’s not to like about Ryan Gosling (as in his amazing ability to take on myriad diverse roles and seem just so believeable in all.)? He also makes a nice pic-of-the-week….

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