Charlies Kitchen Lets You Text Your Food

If you’ve been reading here for a while, you know my mantra that technology should enrich and enable your real life. It’s something I believe with all my heart, and I love looking for great examples of how that’s happened with various bits of geekery. Unfortunately, there are also great examples here and there ofContinue reading “Charlies Kitchen Lets You Text Your Food”

Mint.com Lets You Initiate The SMS

I got an email earlier this week from Mint.com, letting me know that they now offer inbound SMS. This means that you can send an SMS with various commands, and receive information back. Sounds cool, I’ll agree, but I’m not 100% convinced of why I would want to use Mint.com in the first place. IfContinue reading “Mint.com Lets You Initiate The SMS”

Methods of Communication

James Whatley, at the Spinvox Blog, recently published some thoughts of his on ‘Confidence in Communication.’ If you’ve not read it, you’ll need to do so before my thoughts will make sense, so do that now. Here’s the link. Ok, so, James basically says that for him, using Spinvox actually creates a sort of prioritizationContinue reading “Methods of Communication”

Text Voting Is A Dead-End

I’m sitting here vaguely paying attention to American Idol and I’m amazed that they’re STILL using SMS voting (though they do have a phone option for non-AT&T subscribers). The more I think about this, the more I have realized what a poor medium SMS is in a situation like this. You have people who areContinue reading “Text Voting Is A Dead-End”