iPhone Dev Camp NYC

I’m at Apple’s iPhone Tech Talk in New York today. Info is flowing like water through a firehose, so I’m not going to attempt live blogging, but here are their suggested ingredients for a successful iPhone app: Delightful Innovative Designed Integrated Optimized Connected Localized The picture is of the main theater for the event. It’s […] » about 200 words

Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls

The Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls: just another example of why New York is cooler than New Hampshire. Photo by Rocco Kasby, performance by the Pink Slips. Yet again, a tip of the hat to Ryan Eby for the pointer. Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls , Rock Camp, Rock Camp For Girls, Willie […] » about 100 words

Dance Dance Revolution, NYC

I caught the following story on NPR’s All Things Considered (RealAudio stream) last night: New York is known for its vibrant nightlife, yet in many bars and restaurants it’s illegal to dance. Now, a law professor is challenging the “Cabaret Laws,” claiming they violate a dancer’s right of free expression. The city says dancing by […] » about 300 words

Video Bulb and Zakka Shop NYC

The Video Bulb is a “lipstick-sized tube” that plugs in to your TV’s RCA jack and plays Bitman videos. GadgetMadness explains what Bitman is: Bitman is the creation of Japanese Art Performer “Meiwa Denki” and was an 8-bit electronic stick figure who would dance, pose, etc. The VideoBulb sounds interesting enough, but I think I […] » about 200 words

Napster’s Hard Road

Napster — the legal, reincarnated music download site — essentially invented the concept of incumbent campus download services. They loudly touted deals with schools “anxious” to stop the p2p music sharing problem. Trouble is, according to this story at The Reg, it’s not working well. A survey at one client university paints a sad picture: […] » about 200 words

Republican National Convention To Be Windfall For NYC’s Sex Workers

The New York Metro reports that the sex industry is expecting a 20 to 50 percent uptick in business while the Republicans are in town for the Republican National Convention this week. Mary, a stripper at Ten’s Cabaret speaks from experience. She worked the 2000 RNC in Philadelphia and expects the strip clubs in NYC […] » about 400 words