PDF

Buzzwords Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open standard for document exchange. This file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 is used for converting documents into electronic format. Also see: electronic publication, e-publication Headlines Which World Bank reports are widely read?  The solutions to all our problems may be buried in PDFs that nobody reads …

Plaques

Plaque = Ornamental tablet, typically of metal, porcelain, or wood, that is fixed to a wall or other surface in commemoration of a person or event. Henderson Death Valley Lost City Museum Planeta.com Improving Signage The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación 200 Essential Places in Mexico City’s Historic Center (200 lugares …

Slack

In Slack, everything happens on a workspace, a group of people using Slack together. Key Links https://slack.com https://slack.com/get-started https://slack.com/your-workspaces https://slackhq.com Brand Guidelines Slack at Work https://twitter.com/SlackHQ Two heads are better than one, but how about a whole team? Here’s how you can use Slack to build off each other’s ideas. https://t.co/IEHwlv0dz9 — Slack (@SlackHQ) February …

Comments

Buzzwords We encourage and respect good comments — observations and questions that push the conversation forward. We also moderate comments on Planeta.com. There’s a heck of a lot of spam out there trying to get attention. We sort that out. We also neglect to approve comments that do not show that the feature has been …

Text to Speech

Text to Speech = Form of speech synthesis that converts text into spoken voice output. Text to speech systems were first developed to aid the visually impaired by offering a computer-generated spoken voice that would “read” text to the user. – Webopedia Elsewhere on the Web https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/The-Silicon-Valley-quest-to-preserve-Stephen-12759775.php http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/2018/05/10/when-edison-chose-not-to-invent-speech-to-text-tech/ Planeta.com AI = Artificial Intelligence The Value …

FaceTime

Buzzwords FaceTime is available on supported mobile devices that run on iOS and Macintosh computers that run Mac OS X 10.6.6 onwards. The video version of FaceTime supports any iOS device with a forward-facing camera and any Macintosh computer equipped with a FaceTime Camera. FaceTime Audio is available on any iOS device that supports iOS …

What’s in your toolbox?

Photo: toolbox Hey world – Interested in responsible travel , conscious travel and ecotourism? Here are tips on using social web channels including blogs and wikis and Facebook, Flickr, Slideshare, Twitter and YouTube. Online communication might be easier to understand if the tools we use were in actual toolbox. But the programs, apps, widgets and websites are creations of a digital, ephemeral age. Creating relevant communities for those interested …

Webinar

Buzzwords What’s a webinar? =  ¿Qué es un webinar? A webinar is a seminar conducted on the web, aka web seminar. They can vary in style and substance, but all are hosted by a specific individual or institution and feature a set agenda. Personally, I thought webinars were synonymous with Google Hangouts. There was a major …

Information and communication technology (ICT)

Information and communication technology (ICT) is another/extensional term for information technology (IT) which stresses the role of unified communications and the integration of telecommunications (telephone lines and wireless signals), computers as well as necessary enterprise software, middleware, storage, and audio-visual systems, which enable users to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information. – Wikipedia   Planeta.com …

Improving Signage

Photo: La Cosecha Anniversary Make a good first impression! Visitors expect to find helpful directions — online and on the ground. Orientation is key. Rules of Good Signage Good signage obeys three simple rules: 1) The information is clear. 2) The information is accurate. 3) The information is where the visitor is looking. Confusing, obsolete …