Author Archives: Keni Arts

Books Unplugged – Getting Nostalgic Over Traditional Books

Books Unplugged I read a book the other day. There’s nothing so special about that except that it wasn’t back-lit. It wasn’t downloaded nor did it need recharging. The book was Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. It was a YA (young adult) page-turner; one that prompted me to look for additional books in the Fowl […]

On the Road

I’m traveling as I write this post. I’m in San Francisco, where there has been a small earthquake. Of course all the news media can talk about is ‘The BIG One. The searched the city and found a resident who had a wine glass fall from a shelf and break. That’s what I call ‘Desperation […]

Hunger Strike of the Mind

I’m departing from the usual ebook news of iPads, Kindles, apps and the like to address something near and dear to my heart; the education of our youth. Just as we’ve seen shake-ups in the music, movie and now book publishing industries due to advancing technologies, I believe it’s time for a major overhaul of […]

Muffin Tops, Outdated Textbooks and Public Education

More Muffin Tops in the Classroom When textbooks fail to prepare students for the for the future, those textbooks should be kept out of the classroom. If outdated textbooks are a problem in your school, you might apply the homeless shelter solution. Here’s what I mean: One episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s popular television show (now […]

Interactive Children’s Books – Children Teaching Children

Interactive Children’s Books Interactive children’s books have been around since the time I was a child, and that has been over 50 years ago. I would interact with my books by drawing in them. I’m joking, though I did draw in most of my books. Interactivity in books was a part of my young reading […]

iPad – New Truck in Town Backing Up to the Docks of Book Publishers

The Truck There’s a new truck in town. It’s not an 18-wheeler, nor a 4 wheeler. It’s  the 1GHz dual-core iPad. I picked up the word ‘truck’ from some very bright tech journalists at Twit TV. A truck, as they (Leo Laporte, Alex Lendsay and Andy Ihnatko) have described it is a fast, powerful workhorse/workstation […]

Tribute to Steve Jobs – The Artist

My Tribute to Steve Jobs: Magical Tools for the Artist’s Studio

Moving Tales Presents – The Unwanted Guest – Interactive Book Review

Moving Tales are the producers of interactive books for the iPad and iPhone. The Unwanted Guest is an old folk tale adapted from a book entitled Yiddish Folktales. The Unwanted Guest is, as the producer name implies, a moving tale; one told with passion and artfully ‘painted’ using contemporary tools. The Unwanted Guest is a […]

Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

iPhone 4s, iOS 5, Voice Assistant: No iPhone 5

iPhone 4s, iOS 5, Voice Assistant: No iPhone 5