Since I bought my iPhone last month, I’ve barely cracked open my Mac, which leads me to the present project: iPhone as workstation. From now until September I am going to use only my phone for our two blogs: archienadon.ca and Beach Roads Acadie.
The latter we’ve barely touched in the last year because of time restrictions.
There are five topics I will blog about:
Writing — including reference apps and sites, as well as proofreading and editing
Photography — there is a lot to learn to get beyond mere cellphone photos
Workflow — being productive means knowing your tools and how to make them work together
Video — producing good video with specialized equipment is tough enough; doing it with an iPhone is a real challenge
Mindset — when book production went from hand copying to the printing press, a mental revolution was set off. This is similar.
So this series will be about how do to go from a desktop process to a tool that’s about the size of a deck of cards.
Why Do It?
There are some practical reasons.
Credibility: If most people are consuming this on smart phones, then it makes sense that I can get closer to them if I produce it on one. I think people respond to peer-to-peer relationships.
Convenience: What could be more convenient than carrying all your tools in a 4.5 X 2.3 inch device. It’s like owning Dr. Who’s sonic screwdriver.
Inevitability: Small and connected is where everything is going.
Fun: Did I have to point that out?