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First, you’re still looking at the old site.
All this content has been moved to a new site that is getting the new updates!
There’s a new update today! Design vs. Fashion vs. User.
I’d hate for you to miss it.
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I finally set up a private WordPress site for my blog. The upshot there is that the URL changed from https://ricbret.wordpress.com to http://blog.ricbret.com, a subdomain of my main site http://ricbret.com.
OK, that may sound like gibberish, so if that doesn’t make sense here’s all you have to know.
While this content will stay live, there won’t be any new content here. All the new content, will appear on http://blog.ricbret.com.
And all the old posts are there. So you really don’t need this site any more, and if you want to subscribe to my posts you really should use the subscription button on http://blog.ricbret.com.
This old site will stick around so that if people had linked to it from their own sites those links will still work. I’ll probably take some time one day to update all the old posts with a notice similar to this.
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No secret to anyone about my love of this book.
So why is it news today?
This morning Nancy Duarte announced that “the multimedia version of Resonate is now available on HTML5 and iTunes for FREE! You can read, learn, and share on any platform or device.”
So stop reading this and go get it. Even if you already own the book, this is the multimedia enhanced version so you’ve got brand new levels of coolness to explore.
Sometimes we have to put the tech, and the presenting and the other stuff geeky aside and just enjoy a glass of wine.
But maybe we can combine a few of these. The latest tech in wine storage. The geeky flavor of an impromptu unboxing and demo. All on a Friday afternoon.
I’m a big fan of books. Not just the stories, but the book construction as well. From bindings, paper choice, typeset, typography, layout, it’s all interesting to me.
Mark Z. Danielewski is most famous for House of Leaves, an inventive experimental work of layered stories and typographic morphing of most everything we think of as the printed page.
In this video I do a short review of House of Leaves for those who are not familiar with the work (and to allow those familiar with it to berate and chastise me for “getting it wrong” I suspect) and then do an unboxing of his latest work The Fifty Year Sword, which comes in a unique box and exhibits some of the same traits found in House of Leaves.
I hope you enjoy, and I hope those trying to make a purchase decision on this book are aided in their decision making.