Thursday, May 18, 2006

Sad Day Indeed - Coppertone Artist Dies

I am orginally from Florida and one of the images that have forever tied to memories of Florida was the Copertone Girl. There was even a animated billboard of the poor girl exposing her buns. The art was created by a very talented artist Joyce Ballantyne Brand. She passed away today at age 88.

Check out this interview with her and the girl that posed for the picture.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Tablet/LCD Monitor

If everybody out there was wondering what they could get me for being such a incredible blogger, here it is Cintiq 21UX tablet.

This is one of those what took so long moments. This idea allows you interact with your favorite drawing software such as Photoshop in a natural way. It combined two tablet pc and LCD monitor into a seamless interface. As I bounced looking into this I found a few reviews that says the cusor tracking is delayed. However, when you see video below you can see that once you get used to it the tool can be quite useful.

Summary of reviews:
Pros: Excellent combination of essential technology into one concise package.
Cons: Monitor display and cursor tracking detract from experience. Monitor display and cursor tracking detract from experience.