Author: Terry Blanchard

I'm the Vice President of Engineering at Readdle, ex-Apple, design evangelist, drummer, and gadget junkie extraordinaire.

Tribute to Paul Newman

Paul Newman is probably widely known as an Academy Award–winning and seven-time Academy Award–nominated actor and film director. Hollywood royalty. Perhaps you know him as an automobile racing enthusiast creating stars like Mario and Michael Andretti, Nigel Mansell, and Paul Tracy. Maybe you know of him because of his philanthropic efforts such as the Hole in the Wall camps […]

Looking Through the Eyeglass in Reverse

I was talking with a fellow UX professional and the conversation quickly turned into a discussion about design. It seems like every product or service has their, “don’t get me started” black-eye. No matter how elegant, wonderful, thoughtful, and well-orchestrated the product is, that bastard child always seems to be present. Too often we measure […]

History Was Just Made

I type this as history was just made. Barack Obama was just elected the 44th President of the United States of America. Wow, what a night. I thoroughly enjoyed both candidates speeches. Class, humbleness, and humility are back in the White House. Cowboy W, it’s time to mosey on into the sunset. Giddy’up!

Difference Between American and Canadian Elections

I am originally from Canada but moved to beautiful northern California in 1997. I became a U.S. citizen in 2004 and strongly believe in my right to vote. But the Americans have a very different approach in electing it’s officials into office than the Canadians do. In Canada’s parliamentary system, voters cast ballots not for […]

Amazon Kindle Review

I love books, I love reading, and I love technology. Is the Amazon Kindle my new favorite gadget? You better believe it! While it’s not perfect, it is pretty darn close. One of the things that really surprised me, and the Kindle delighted me in a quite a few ways, is that it is smaller […]