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  1. It’s been a fun two decades

    Somewhere in the haze of it all, I missed an anniversary.

    May 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
  2. Move those blocks

    In eight minutes—seven minutes—this will appear to you.

    May 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
  3. 8 News Product Ideas

    Drafted a year ago, floated for months, shared today.

    December 8, 2015 at 3:14 p.m.
  4. At 30


    December 4, 2015
  5. 5 Years


    November 5, 2015 at 8:10 p.m.
  6. Overlap

    Last weekend, I got on the bus.

    June 16, 2015 at 9:22 p.m.
  7. Spring


    March 8, 2015 at 10:40 p.m.
  8. Dante


    February 10, 2015 at 11:11 p.m.
  9. 2015

    January 1, 2015 at 11:12 p.m.
  10. EPIC 2014

    Thoughts after rewatching the iconic Flash movie about media.

    December 17, 2014 at 9:05 p.m.
  11. Civic Journalism

    When journalism rises to its true potential it can bring the hidden stories to the front of a nation’s conscience and inspire that country to be better.

    November 22, 2014 at 11:12 p.m.
  12. Tilde Launch

    The beginning of retirement for saila.com

    October 20, 2014 at 10:52 p.m.
  13. Introducing Miscellany

    Reviving the idea of the old link blog to collect shared bits across the social web

  14. Building a bridge

    An open letter to Toronto’s city council to urge them to support continued construction of the Fort York Pedestrian Cycle Bridge

  15. Muzzling the election

    What Elections Canada ban on reporting the results means for news organizations and social media

  16. Reviving the news outlets of old

    More interesting than the re-evaluation of the paywall, is what traditional media outlets are doing with their legacy products.

  17. Paying for the news in a digital world

    News publishers are struggling to establish a viable revenue stream in the digital realm as it becomes their paying online audience alone can’t support the entire product.

  18. New designs on news

    The new msnbc.com design represents a whole new way for editors to report the news online

  19. Safari fine

    The latest upgrade to Apple's Web browser brings a promising set of new features.

  20. The summer of the city

    Toronto reveals its true face in a trio of movies released in 2010

  21. Lessons from working with Web standards, revisited

    Four years later, I look back at some of the lessons learned about designing a news Web site using Web standards to see what still applies.

  22. Magazines reborn

    Although mainstream magazines are being shutdown in record numbers, there is a magazine renaissance of sorts is underway. You just might need to lok beyond the newsstand to find it.

  23. Gaining pay walls and losing page views

    Sometimes, it pays to have list people clicking more pages as more online publications are finding.

  24. To get to the other side

    A genuine rant inspired by waiting to cross the street and counting the cars going by

  25. The promise of the iPad

    Apple's latest device provides tremendous design promise in comparison to the Web, but the price may be too high.

  26. A Safari adventure

    With the exception of a few years when Internet Explorer was actually the more standard-compliant browser, I’ve always surfed the Web with a Netscape-originated browser. I supported Mozilla when it was still struggling to make something even approaching a usable browser. My name was one of thousands to be found in a New York Times ad announcing Firefox’s debut. I have friends that work with Mozilla.

  27. Touching the future

    Thirteen years ago, the future imagined by Apple was a tablet computer called the Knowledge Navigator. Today, this vision became real with the iPad. And while the iPad lacks many of the features Apple first imagined, it represents an experience literally inconceivable in 1987.

  28. Cessation of government

    A year ago, the country I live in swore in a leader who promised hope to a population that reveres the government’s executive office.

  29. Blind instinct

    The following is a jumble of sentences. And for most of you, the next time you read this, those sentences will be even further jumbled. After five false starts, the narrative I was trying to form around the idea of of tunnel vision in creative pursuits would come to be. So, I broke each sentence into its own line, and let randomness happen.

  30. Open letter to the CBC about the news relaunch

    This letter was sent in response to CBC’s relaunch of its news offerings and relates directly to the changes to The National.

  31. Ready to pay the price

    Advertisers and readers may finally be ready to see the online medium as a place worthy of paying for.

  32. With glowing hearts

    A run-down of the best Canadian music for Canada Day 2009.

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