Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Creativity in many forms

There's a new microcomputer available, the Raspberry Pi.

It's a great concept and harkens back to the early 1980's when the BBC Model B and Acorn Electron appeared for the first time. The Pi is designed to get kids (anyone really) interested in programming with an inexpensive and easy to use route to doing so.

The Acorn Electron was the first computer I ever owned, and it shaped my future. From my love of games to my love of programming, to my itch to be creative and the possibilities that writing held.

I'm 100% sure that Subplot and Savings Jar wouldn't exist if I hadn't had the opportunity to learn with and use my trusty little Electron.

So if you think you can't ever program, if you think it's all too complicated and expensive, have a look at the Raspberry Pi; there may be someone in your life who is just looking for that gateway to unleashing their own creativity.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Crumbs it's been a while

It's been a couple of weeks since I last updated here: work has been occupying a lot of time, and a lot of travelling!

That hasn't left much time for pushing on with app number 3, nor with the almost finished novella.

But I'm hoping to have more time devoted to both somehow soon - especially as I really like the new iBooks Author tool from Apple. I have a few ideas for that that I'm very excited about.

It's just a shame that the real world has had to intrude on my timetable for these projects. As it is, I hope everyone that's been giving Subplot and Savings Jar a go are having a good experience with them.

Happy Writing!