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The 2012 Interactive Industry in Review

December 17, 2012 in Business, Tech

Here we are, at the end of a tumultuous 2012 for the interactive industry (covering the production of web, apps, games and other software), and the end of this site’s mission. So much of 2009, 2010 and 2011 was dominated by the manufactured battles pitting HTML against Flash (technologies that should have been perceived as […]

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Selling Custom Software in Uncertain Times

November 1, 2012 in Business

Creating custom implementations of technology — particularly those destined for the browser — is a much less predictable process today, than at any point in the past decade. Across multiple posts, I’ve discussed this topic from the perspective of developers and producers. But, of course, none of these projects exist unless a sale is made. […]


New Advice Column: The Reluctant JavaScripter

June 5, 2012 in Business, Community, Tech

[Editor’s note: In a continuing community service effort, has licensed the following advice column “The Reluctant JavaScripter” .  Long time self-appointed Flash expert Phillip Kerman is honored to serve the rejected Flash developers with straight answers to their stupid questions.] Dear Reluctant.js: I have a friend—not me—who’s struggling with a self-identity problem. For the […]

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Embracing Uncertainty

February 21, 2012 in Business, Community, Tech

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. In this case, I’d say the first step is more about admitting that the entire industry has a problem. Now, I’m sure there are plenty of you out there who would respond “there’s no problems, everything’s copacetic.” And, if that’s the case, congratulations! Of […]