IASA 2014 – compiled on Storify #iasa2014

The Centre for the Book

The Centre for the Book

The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives 2014 Annual Conference was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 5-9 October.
The theme was "Connecting Cultures: Content, Context, and Collaboration"

A Storify of the social media updates has been compiled here: IASA 2014

It is easier to blog than to comment


#CommentJuly is struggling to get out of the starting blocks over here…

I believe in commenting, and know how much it means when you get a comment on a blog post.

But it is extremely difficult to write a comment, and sign in with one of the accounts, and press publish! (It should not be!)
It just do not get published!

I am also still struggling being a digital have-not (after the computer theft), because it is more difficult for me to comment on my iPad than it is to write a blog post.

I am having to do it from my iPad, and trying to do it from my WordPress app.
I have even tried going through the web browser on my iPad. Also without any success.

I must mention here that Blogger gives a much better interface than trying to comment on WordPress. But it is still a huge schlep!

I hope all the blogging platforms start making it easier to comment!

Digital haves and have-nots – limiting communication

I am increasingly aware of the digital divide between the Haves of the most recent technology…
And the Have-nots who do not have the money to upgrade to the most recent technology!

And staying behind, because the Have-nots are not able to communicate with the Haves.

My case in point: I have a Blackberry 9360 Smartphone, which do not allow me to do most of the cool stuff, and which do not have long battery life. I have chosen this phone, because I have to pay for two smartphones (the other one is for my daughter who is a student), and I can’t afford a more expensive option.

I have an iPad2 with 16G memory which is stretched to its limit, and gives me notifications that I can’t upgrade to iOS 6.1.3 because there is not enough memory. And iOS 7 is already available in beta…
(Of course, if I had the money, I would have upgraded long ago!)

I find it very frustrating, especially because I am not able to take part fully in ANZ 23 Mobile Things, and this week I can’t download Google + Hangout because it needs iOS 6.1.3.

Luckily I can Skype from my iPad, and I will be following the conversation on Twitter.