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Charades Escapades

Insight into the mind of an 8 yr old: Last night Jake wanted to play charades. We wrote down our topics on pieces of paper for the others to act out. I wrote some holiday movies and characters, like most do in this game.

Jake’s three pieces of paper contained the following:

1. monkey burping candy

2. slinky morphing into person

3. water evaporating

LMFAO! I can only conclude that he was thinking not about famous shows or people, but what would look funny if someone tried to act them out. LOVE IT!

Dropbox Blows Up the Box, Connecting Every App, File, and Device | Wired Business | Wired.com

coolcatteacher:

If you’re not already using Dropbox - you should. They had a developer conference and will likely end up everywhere in every app. Some very cool things coming. Just like Evernote - who has a powerful “trunk” features where developer work is showcased - Dropbox is going to find that opening up to development opens a whole new marketplace and ingenuity beyond what they have in house. 

Some info from the wired article. 

"But after all that single-mindedness, Houston and Ferdowsi now want to let their baby sing. Today, at Dropbox’s first-ever developers conference, the company is officially launching a new set of coding tools designed to push Dropbox into every corner of your digital life. Not content to stay sequestered inside the box, the company’s co-founders are unveiling ways for developers to meld their service with every app on every device you own.

For the first five or so years of its existence, Dropbox was synonymous with its “magic folder.” Save your files in the Dropbox folder on your computer, and they “magically” reappear in your Dropbox apps on your phone and tablet and in your Dropbox account on the web. Now, if developers take to the company’s new tools, the service will escape the confines of this folder, fusing with third-party apps running on practically every computer and smartphone operating system.

Houston wants Dropbox to become the “spiritual successor to the hard drive.” He says the hard drive needs to be replaced because so many of us are doing so much computing on devices that don’t fit the traditional paradigm for working with files. Users don’t interact with files on iOS, Android, or the web the way they do on PCs. Apps don’t have “open” or “save” options that launch a separate window where you tap through a folder tree.”

The new Google?

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