Archive for April 3rd, 2016

We Need a Version of PageMaker for VR – PC Magazine

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016:

One stumbling block to broad adoption of VR is content creation, which is still largely in the hands of pros. Early in my career, I helped Apple evangelize the desktop publishing concept by working on the positioning and marketing message for PageMaker. I also got involved with nationwide seminars it did to make companies aware of the product. Ultimately, desktop publishing put Apple on the business solutions map, and helped introduce Apple and the Mac as an important tool in business. At the Game Developers Conference this year, virtual reality was all the rage, and I believe it has the potential to disrupt […] Read More →

Guilty verdict in Toys for Tots theft – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016:

Foss Park District Commissioner Susan Dixon was found guilty by a Lake County Circuit Court jury Thursday of stealing toys at a 2014 Toys for Tots holiday distribution event held by the North Chicago-based district. After more than three hours of deliberation, the jury returned a guilty verdict on one felony count of theft of government property, an offense that carries a possible sentence of one to three years in jail or can result in 30 months of probation. Dixon declined comment after hearing the decision, but her attorney, Elizabeth Vonau, said “we are heartbroken with the verdict.” “Susan had […] Read More →

Review: American Composers Orchestra Concert Tilts Eastward

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016:

Middle Eastern and Indian traditions filtered through a Western lens were the theme of “Eastern Wind,” a program heavy in world premieres, which the American Composers Orchestra offered at Zankel Hall on Friday. With sources of inspiration encompassing Ottoman composition techniques, North Indian rhythmic cycles, biblical Hebrew, and the songs of the Egyptian megastar Umm Kulthum, the concert, conducted by George Manahan, made for a refreshingly multifaceted evening of new music. Still, it takes maturity and a strong sense of mission for a composer to absorb such influences and distill them into a fluent personal idiom. There were times on […] Read More →

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