Interactive Newspaper Demo

18 Sep 2006 - 7:05pm
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gretchen anderson
2005

For those who were asking about online newspapers here¹s a blog entry about
the demo I mention for the NYT. It¹s using WPF (Windows Presentation Format,
formerly Avalon, I think) to deliver a richer experience.

http://firstlook.nytimes.com/?p=22
Only screen shots for the moment, but it says it¹s launching soon...

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18 Sep 2006 - 7:32pm
Scott Bower
2006

Full demo:
http://www.istartedsomething.com/20060914/nytimes-reader-screencast/

Here is a link to the 5 minute quicktime walk through (click on image
in screen) of the NYT. It uses WPF and Windows Expressions (Sparkle),
XAML, and C# and will only run on new machines with Vista.

Comments:
Microsoft did their homework, I am amazed at how well thought out and
easy the whole process is through and through even though it is still
beta. It takes minutes what took me hours or days with Open Source. If
you are working on applications that have some sort of forced upgrade
for your users (or museum installations), it surpasses most of the
solutions out there. True rapid prototyping of untested design
patterns.

Also, there are other news organization going far beyond this. The are
keeping the project under wraps. MS and NYT are pushing these demos out
there to generate buzz, but, some us have our heads down freeing up the
news from the old newspaper and page by page click models.

What if you could run algorithms at 20 years of digital video archives
and spread images across timelines effected by hyperlinked news events?
What if links from old archived online stories become visualized time
influencers? We are one step closer to making some of the ideas from
Walter Bender's News of the Future Group at MIT a reality. Exciting!

Scott

On Sep 18, 2006, at 8:05 PM, gretchen anderson wrote:

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> For those who were asking about online newspapers here’s a blog entry
> about
> the demo I mention for the NYT. It’s using WPF (Windows Presentation
> Format,
> formerly Avalon, I think) to deliver a richer experience.
>
> http://firstlook.nytimes.com/?p=22
> Only screen shots for the moment, but it says it’s launching soon...
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