Photoshop Cook-Off

by Daniel H. Steinberg

Today you'll meet Edie Freedman, the woman behind those funky animals you see on the front covers of O'Reilly books. She's now working as an editor and talks to Chuck Joiner about a Photoshop contest. Where 2.0 program co-chair Brady Fowler talks to Josh Peterson about the 43 Places website, which lists thousands of places people would love to visit. Google's Chris DiBona is back: this time ,he talks to chromatic about Google and open source. (DTF 06-05-2006: 33 minutes 32 seconds)

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Distributing the Future June 5, 2006: "Photoshop Cook-Off"

0:58 Animals and Photography

Chuck Joiner, host and producer of Mac Voices, spoke recently with Edie Freedman. She talks about how the animals were chosen for the O'Reilly book covers. She also talks about editing the Photoshop Cookbooks . Chuck then asks her about the 2006 Photoshop Cook-off contest. You'll find the entire interview at Mac Voices. (10:55)

11:53 The Places You'll Go

The Where 2.0 conference is in San Jose, California next week. Co-chair Brady Forrest talks to Josh Peterson, CEO of The Robot Co-op. Josh explains their site 43 Places, where a user can list up to 43 places they'd like to go during their life. The site allows people to share stories about places they've been and read stories about places they'd like to visit. (9 minutes, 3 seconds)

20:56 Google and Open Source

Online editor chromatic talks to Chris DiBona, Google's open source program manager. The pair discuss open source licenses and development and Chris outlines Google's view of its role in open source. (12:02)

Total running time: 33:32

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Production Notes

The initial montage is from Tim O'Reilly, recorded at OSCON '04 and in a phone interview with Doug Kaye of IT Conversations, and is used with permission. "The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet" is a quote from author William Gibson that Tim used with attribution.

The credits, including special thanks to David Battino for composing and performing the theme music. David can be found at and also edits O'Reilly's Digital Audio site. David provided a lot of help and feedback getting this program launched. We used Soundtrack Pro, Bias Peak, and Audio Hijack Pro to put it together.

Daniel H. Steinberg is the editor for the new series of Mac Developer titles for the Pragmatic Programmers. He writes feature articles for Apple's ADC web site and is a regular contributor to Mac Devcenter. He has presented at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, MacWorld, MacHack and other Mac developer conferences.

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