Friday, September 28, 2007

In Plain English - Commoncraft

As the web develops new possibilities for communication are created. Here are three examples. The main example is how Commoncraft uses simple video and recorded voice to communicate basic concepts. Both of the following videos are illustrations of this.

This first is about how to use Google Docs to write collaboratively. Notice how clearly the information is displayed and described.

The second is an explanation of the new communication situation for PR and is, I think, like the Google Docs one, an ad wrapped in a concept - a style of communication that works particularly well in this era of rapidly changing communications.

I think this is really clear communication. What do you think?

Saturday, September 08, 2007

September = School

All my life, since I was 4, September has meant that school starts again. I remember in grade school, promising myself that this year my notebooks would be beautiful, that I wouldn't make messy mistakes in them. Always, September meant the chance to see old friends who were somewhere else over the summer, the chance to find a new friend who would truly understand me and like me, the chance for something wonderful to happen. Is it any wonder that I find September an exciting yet anxious month?