Surprise! Four Links hits on Tuesday this week. Come and get them.
1. New Media Artworks: Prequels to Everyday Life
some of today’s most commonplace and widely-appreciated technologies were initially conceived and prototyped, years ago, by new-media artists.
2. Lessons from a failed meeting with a Social Media Guru
Matt Daniels chronicles how not to pitch a client your expertise.
3. Making Money with Flash Games
Lost Garden has an extensive article about revenue streams for independent game publishers. Even if you're not into selling Flash games, there are some good thoughts to consider.
Ads are a good secondary source of revenue, but surely there are richer sources …? There is an obvious one, used for decades by all other game industries...why not ask the players for money?
4. The New Yorker Critiques the Kindle
Those used to reading blogs don't often see design criticism of this magnitude: Nicholson Baker of the New Yorker has 6,300 words on the Amazon Kindle.
I forced myself to read the book on the Kindle 2. It was like going from a Mini Cooper to a white 1982 Impala with blown shocks. But never mind: at that point, I was locked into the plot and it didn’t matter. Poof, the Kindle disappeared, just as Jeff Bezos had promised it would.