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Consumer Electronics Show 2012. My New Year’s message « reDesign. My 3-year-old niece Elena with a message to you.

My New Year’s message « reDesign

If you’d told me at the beginning of 2011 that I’d be returning to my journalism roots and appearing regularly on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, I never would’ve believed it. 2011 was a crazy year. It was full of many highs and lows, sometimes at the same time. The highs were public, the lows have largely been private. (But my writing — and your reading of it — has really helped offset the lows.) I spent a lot of 2011 feeling like I was living someone else’s life. I was supposed to go on CNBC for an interview, but didn’t have a jacket pressed. I re-discovered what makes Silicon Valley a truly magical place: the people.

There’s a list just as long of amazing people I couldn’t meet in 2011 because of scheduling issues, but hope to meet in 2012. Silicon Valley isn’t perfect by any means. Here are the trends that I see in the upcoming years: Continued focus on the integration of online and offline commerce. Happy New Year! Like this: Like Loading... Teague. Teagueduino: Learn to Make by Teague. Teagueduino is an open source electronic board and interface that allows you to realize creative ideas without soldering or knowing how to code, while teaching you the ropes of programming and embedded development (like arduino).

Teagueduino: Learn to Make by Teague

Teagueduino is designed to help you discover your inner techno-geek and embrace the awesomeness of making things in realtime — even if you’ve only ever programmed your VCR. Teagueduino makes making things really simple. Want to build a light-controlled alarm clock? A harmonic music generator or a light that changes color based on temperature? How about a magnetic field meter or a robotic frog? Just plug in a sensor to one of the input ports (for example, a knob), hook up an output device (a speaker, perhaps?)

Teagueduino makes learning about electronics and programming intuitive. Beginners can jump in without needing to know how to solder or write code. Teagueduino makes teaching engaging and exploratory. Making an ecosystem of boards and software is expensive. The Social Media Monthly by Bob Fine. This image was sent to me by a friend.

The Social Media Monthly by Bob Fine

We have no definitive proof that Fortune magazine used our cover from October as inspiration for their cover, except for the fact that our issue was on the newsstands in late September, and the Fortune issue in late November. You do the math. :) With our March issue going on-sale at newsstands on February 29th, our overseas distribution has increased to 19 countries: Australia, New Zealand, UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Singapore, Austria, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Lebanon, Taipei, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

I came up with the idea to do a printed, yes printed, social media magazine while at SXSW last year. The launch issue of the magazine went on sale nationally in Barnes and Noble across the country on August 16th, 2011 as well as 9 countries. December 6th, 2011: The Social Media Monthly magazine was recently named one of the hottest magazine launches of 2011. December 2012: Pass: dec2011tsmm.