Luna (Taken with instagram)
Luna, all grown up now (Taken with instagram)
The text before the link in the tweet said “Web Design Trends 2010” and since I’m in the field, I clicked. I had to laugh out loud when I saw the title along with this view (15” mbp)…
We want it all, and we want it now!
This strikes me as a really weird UI decision.
Inc. Magazine via Kottke:
O’Reilly says he sometimes wonders what would have happened if he had raised venture capital and given his company a chance to get really big. But he sounds more amused by this question than truly troubled by it. “Money is like gasoline during a road trip,” he says. “You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations. You have to pay attention to money, but it shouldn’t be about the money.”
Photographic proof that civilization is highly overrated.
It’s all in the spin, baby. This guy should get a job in Greenpeace’s marketing department.
Taken from here.
One good reason to save the planet.
It isn’t the mountains to climb that wear you out, it’s the pebble in your shoe. — Muhammad Ali
Technology art with an organic touch. Nicely done.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. — Kurt Vonnegut
Once they’ve seen the big city, how ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm?
There was a cow roaming around Pershing Square. It wasn’t there for any reason. It was just hanging out. You can’t see them, but behind my car are the cops. The cow cops. Coming to take it away, or give it a ticket, or something. The closest dairy farm in Altadena is some 30 miles away. Someone - or some thing - perhaps some cosmic loophole - had seemingly very recently just left it standing there.
It looked so normal just standing there on the corner of 6th and Olive, looking for all the world like it was waiting for the light to change. It didn’t seem out of place. People just seemed to walk around it while talking on their cell phones. A homeless guy wheeled his cart around it without giving it a second look. While I was taking the picture I noticed a kid and his Dad (The kid is in a red shirt, next to the cow). The kid pointed at it while his Dad kept walking, dragging the boy, who seemed transfixed on the cow on the sidewalk.
It wasn’t that the Dad or the homeless man, or the people talking on their cell phones didn’t see it. It’s a huge animal. I just noticed that other than the cops, the child and myself, nobody else seemed to care.
This is why I don’t miss living in El Lay. Not cows — got nothing against ruminants in general, or bovines in particular — but the general cluelessness.
Remember ChromeOS? Google’s once highly-touted browser-as-operating-system was going to be a Really Big Thing in the netbook space. But as a friend pointed out to me today, we haven’t heard bupkis about it in a while now.
There are two extremes in product development: the Apple Way, where you say nothing about what you’re working on, torture and kill anyone who spills the beans, slave away in utter secrecy, finally springing your product fully-formed upon the waiting market like Athena from the forehead of Zeus.
Then there’s the Microsoft Way: start pimping your product while it’s nothing but bullet points on a PowerPoint slide, talk endlessly about your “roadmap”, continuously solicit “buy-in” from a multitude of partners, catch flak in the trade press every time you rethink your strategy or tweak your feature set, and ultimately deliver your product behind schedule, over budget, missing major promised features, leaving the market saying “Is that all?”
Google has stayed mostly between the two extremes, tending toward the big-mouthed Microsoft Way. But with Apple dead-set on cutting their legs out from under ‘em in the mobile space, perhaps they’ve realized the wisdom of keeping their mouths shut.
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What he said.
Secrets of the biggest selling launch ever -
The ever-enlightening Seth Godin:
Apple reports that on the first day they sold more than $150,000,000 worth of iPads. I can’t think of a product or movie or any other launch that has ever come close to generating that much direct revenue.
He then goes on to identify ten things Apple did — and does — to make it happen.
If you work in marketing and don’t read Godin, you should. The guy’s posts are like a master’s program in bite-sized, daily classes. Genius.