Anthony J. Pennings, PhD

WRITINGS ON DIGITAL STRATEGIES, ICT ECONOMICS, AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

Digital Disruption in the Film Industry – Gains and Losses – Part 1: The Camera

Hats off to Keanu Reeves for doing a thoughtful and timely documentary on the move from photochemical to digital film. In Side by Side (2012) he interviews some of the best directors and directors of photography (DPs) about the transformation of the film making process from celluloid to silicon. The transition, which has taken decades, […]

Popular Programming Languages

It has been a while since I reviewed the latest statistics about the most popular programming languages. The top 10 most popular programming languages according to the TIOBE Index in Sept of 2011 are. Java C C++ C# PHP Objective-C (Visual) Basic Python Perl JavaScript The list is a bit misleading. According to the Language […]

Browser Wars: Chrome on the Offensive

Despite the increasing popularity of mobile applications, the web browser on desktop and laptop computers remain important instruments of the digital infrastructure. An interesting set of statistics involves the competition among these browsers and the emergence of Google’s Chrome as a major competitor to Mozilla’s Firefox. The latest figures from w3schools.com confirm the continual decline […]

Measuring the Popularity of Programming Languages

I was reviewing the latest statistics about the most popular programming languages on the TIOBE Index this morning. While disagreements exist about the methodology they utilize, TIOBE’s results seem to be consistent with others in that Java and C are by far the most widely used with C++, C#, and PHP also popular. Python is […]

Mysteries of Facebook Optimization: EdgeRank

Probably the most important part of the Facebook experience is the News Feed, the list of items (called objects) from your friends, fans and groups on the main page. But what you may not realize is that not all the news that is fit to print shows up directly in the ‘Top News’ because of […]

Developing Apps for Apple’s Mobile Devices

Share Tweet While Android mobile devices like my Droid X are certainly gaining in popularity, Apple products still lead the pack in terms of popularity, if not user satisfaction, for mobile products. The key to Apple’s new mobility devices is the iOS operating system originally developed for the iPhone, but now the standard for an […]

The University of Hawaii and the History of Non-Linear Editing

When I was working on my PhD at the University of Hawaii (UH), we became the first academic institution in the world to obtain an Avid non-linear digital editing (NLE) suite. An Avid NLE was purchased in early 1990 due to the vision and determination of Stan Harms and Dan Wedemeyer, professors in the Communication […]

Multimedia and Multiple Intelligences

Share Tweet When I was teaching at Victoria University in New Zealand, I was invited to give a keynote address for a distance learning conference at Massey University. I chose to draw on Howard Gardner‘s theories of multiple intelligence and connect them to multimedia. I always thought that the Harvard psychology professor had developed a […]

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    Professor and Associate Chair at State University of New York (SUNY) Korea. Recently taught at Hannam University in Daejeon, South Korea. Moved to Austin, Texas in August 2012 to join the Digital Media Management program at St. Edwards University. Spent the previous decade on the faculty at New York University teaching and researching information systems, media economics, and strategic communications.

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