U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s birthday is this weekend, and the John F. Kennedy Library is in the process of digitizing everything in its collection in hopes of engaging us more closely in this fascinating period in US history. In addition to the more than 200,000 pages of documents, there are — so far — more than 1,500 photographs and 72 reels of film available and searchable online. Many of the images and collected documents are in the public domain and would be an invaluable addition to any Kennedy-era or other historical project. See it at http://www.jfklibrary.org
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.