It was the early ‘30 when more than 40% of American households owned a radio and only a decade later, the percentage doubled. In the middle of 1950 about half of American households owned a TV.
And now the real competitors of television are considered to be the voice assistants that in just a few years will invade our world in the same way as TV did.
Without giving too many spoilers, I’ll channel my “inner geek” and dive into some elements of game theory, go through Leblanc's 8 types of fun and explain briefly how will Woogie provide an awesome experience for any kid who owns it.
There’s a special kind of satisfaction when the senses (sight, touch, hearing, taste or smell) are engaged properly. Consider a beautiful eye candy picture of your last vacation, the tactile feel of a smooth wooden chess piece, or the soothing singing of birds early in the morning. Woogie focuses on sound alone, so you can expect...
Last Wednesday, I held a presentation for Google Developer's Group Bucharest. It was an IoT meetup, so I tailored my presentation to talk about Woogie the device, or as we call it, Woogie the Alien.
I used to be a professional blogger 10-12 years ago. I started with a personal blog that grew and got some exposure. As I blogged a lot about ski, I decided together with my fellow blogger friend Alex to start a snow-something-related something. It was in 2006.
Experiencing an international accelerator's ups & downs is really something worth sharing with teams and entrepreneurs, with innovators and supporters or just people around us that are wondering what we've been up to in London. This is not about the workshops we attended or the contacts we made. All that was important and took us where we are now. But how we've changed on the inside is what really will follow us forever.
Living in the digital era gives us all reasons to worry about the next generation - the so-called ”first generation of digital kids”. But why do we worry so much? Because children refuse human contact and socializing? Because they stay so much with their eyes attached to all the screens they can reach? Well, pardon me for saying this, but it is not their fault.
A good way to think about homework is the way you think about medications or dietary supplements. If you take too little, they’ll have no effect. If you take too much, they can kill you. If you take the right amount, you’ll get better.
I am Joe, children books author, storytelling workshops for children trainer, mother and... Woogie's writer. The last one basically, means two things.
The first thing is that I had to imagine and write his story. Who is he? Where does he come from? What does he like? What is his family like? And stuff like that. The same way as any writer does for a character who is about to come alive in a book.
Woogie's year in review starts with me sitting proudly in an awesome coffee place back home after talking with a lot of people about "How's Woogie? How's London? How are you doing there? How was your alien year? Are you rich yet?" :) You people... I'm richer than I thought and this is how it happened, step by step.
One day, I overheard two bigger aliens saying: “My advice? Never go on Earth on Christmas! It's crazy out there!”
I asked myself that very question first time I tested Woogie: what should I say? What should I ask him? It turns out that adults aren't always prepared to ask something when you tell them ”You can ask anything you want”. Kids aren't so shy. They always have questions, so many questions to ask and so little patience.