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Ryan McAbee
A print professional who wants to contribute to the future of print.
Interests: travel, innovation, technology, apple, six sigma, printing, frugality, computer networking, prepress, print sustainability, ecological footprints, jdf, computer integrated manufacturing, roman approach
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Stop! Do not proceed! Visit us at the new location http://m-bossed.com photo credit: slideshow bruce Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at m-Bossed
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There are essentially two primary uses for the iOS for those involved in graphic arts. One is functional and easy to use, whereas the second is under developed and requires imagination. The first use, as a device to consume media,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at m-Bossed
Other than being anecdotal, common sense, and sometimes thought provoking information, there may be a simpler reason why Seth Godin has a fan base. Seth caters to our Internet fueled, attention span disorder. Most of his posts can be read... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at m-Bossed
A pendulous streak of white mesmerizes those watching. Your head is in a constant left-to-right, up-and-down motion as you follow the action. The excitement is heightened by otherworldly, yet fluid, body movements that would make a contortionist cringe. No, you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at m-Bossed
After yesterday's Twitter flood and non-working DNS where you could not access http://www.m-bossed.com, today is off to a better start. As you might have guessed, M-bossed is undergoing a significant, under-the-hood update by changing hosting services and blog platforms (do... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at m-Bossed
In an era of always on, instant searchability, and constant information streams, is our medium of choice, the Internet, making us stupid or are we just developing digital Alzheimer's? Have our brains become a leaky sieve, forgetting information that can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at m-Bossed
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Problem QR Codes are best consumed when out in the real world with your trusted sidekick — your mobile phone. For this reason, most QR Code readers are designed to be installed on a mobile phone. There are a couple... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at m-Bossed
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There are multiple sites that allow you to create QR, or quick response, codes. There are also sites for URL shortening, analytics, web-to-print, personalized URLs, and e-mail marketing. Lately, there are also social media "experts" from every dark corner of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at m-Bossed
Top 10 Twitter Tools (@mbossed) Twitter Client — Tweetdeck Yes, there are lots of clients but I keep going back to Tweetdeck for it's feature set - multiple accounts, scheduled tweets, multi-column views, multiple services, etc. Following — Blastfollow Twitter's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at m-Bossed
Every business process has input and output streams. An input arrives, labor is applied, and a value added output is fashioned into the new input stream. The graphic arts industry lives on these streams. A customer's project details are input,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at m-Bossed
Ok, so I didn't get to read these sitting on a tranquil beach with a fruity cocktail in hand watching the waves tumble over their own weight , but you could. If coastal breezes are still on your horizon, or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at m-Bossed
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TIP: Funnel your customer reviews to the review site you most want to cultivate by placing a highly visible link to the review site from your business website or customer support pages. Consider adding this to your printed materials as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at m-Bossed
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TIP: Funnel your customer reviews to the review site you most want to cultivate by placing a highly visible link to the review site from your business website or customer support pages. Consider adding this to your printed materials as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at m-Bossed
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TIP: Funnel your customer reviews to the review site you most want to cultivate by placing a highly visible link to the review site from your business website or customer support pages. Consider adding this to your printed materials as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at m-Bossed
On many levels a decision, if not completely impulsive, to purchase is built off a level of trust. The mechanism to establish trust was simple, but highly effective word-of-mouth. New mediums were introduced that had more reach but less trust.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at m-Bossed
A power shift has taken place that you might not be aware of. Your customers have big mouths. How they use their big mouths on Foursquare, Yelp!, Google Places, and more, is ultimately dependent upon every single individual, product, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at m-Bossed
For a little over 28 years, the Berlin Wall was an obstacle to the reunification of Germany. Today few, if any, would argue over the social benefits that have occurred since the wall came down. The effects of 1989 continue... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at m-Bossed
A devilishly devised master plan, hi-tech tools that make James Bond envious, an impenetrable fortress, and heaps of $100 bills (or today's preferred 500 Euro), are the magic recipe for a classic Hollywood heist movie. In real life, why go... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at m-Bossed
QR Codes are a necessary step in the evolution of connecting digital and physical worlds but, in the end, are just a footnote in where the overall technology is heading. One replacement could be found in the previously mentioned RFID-smartphone-location... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at m-Bossed
Seth Godin wrote a decoder ring for his personal, A to Z lexicon yesterday. X was for Xebec, a three masted schooner. Never heard of it? Maybe because it is extinct. X is for Xebec: I hate it when A-to-Z... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at m-Bossed
If you have not read a single business oriented book this year, then block out two hours of your time this week and pickup Rework by Jason Fried and David Hansson. Both are members of the 37signals team that makes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at m-Bossed
The Social Photo Book does not exist yet. The infrastructure and technology are readily available, so it is only a matter of time before this type of application comes to market. The company who can provide the best and simplest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at m-Bossed
Smile. Photography was forever changed due to the migration to digital cameras. Not limited by the scarcity of film, we take more pictures than the Hollywood paparazzi or so it would seem. The problem, of course, is that after the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at m-Bossed
No problem Stephen! The thanks, however, really belongs to Millcraft and Don Carli for such great content.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2010 on Eco Supremacy: Paper vs Digital at m-Bossed
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Here's a well produced video by Millcraft Paper who obviously has a stake in this debate. For more facts and figures, check out Don Carli's article for PBS Mediashift. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at m-Bossed