If I say that everything is awesome over and over again (and my reputation is high enough) eventually you’ll believe me. Apple executives take advantage of this in an NLP-like manner in their presentations. This video is a great demonstration of this effect.
Marking the return of Steve Jobs to Apple and in the spirit of 4th of July, here’s one of the best inspirational speeches of all times.
This is one of the most amazing bookshelves I’ve ever seen. I have a thing for bookshelves, a piece of furniture that lends itself to meaningful design. The thoughtfullness and minimalism of this particular design is simply amazing. The designer’s site is here.
The question I ask myself is what new tools the Twitter community – soon to be known as “the Internet” at this growth pace – needs. There are plenty of desktop and mobile clients, innovative front ends, automated tools. But what’s missing?
Here’s a startup idea that will make make the world a better place: Replace guide dogs and white canes with mobile streaming video.
This one is so useful. It was invented in 2001, and indeed I don’t remember seeing anyone walking their snake before that. All snake owners where holding their breath waiting for Mr. Donald Robert Martin Boys to invent this ingenious serpent leash.
Robert M. Pirsig was right about technology being ultimately not scary. He was also right about the human relationship part, although he didn’t anticipate the rise of the social networking and its effect on human interaction. All these new members of the middle class connect with each other through their computers and phones. Their usage patterns, much like ours, gives a new meaning to the word “friend”.
As you can see, I’ve changed theme here to this amazing design by Evan Eckard, published by Smashing Magazine. This is a good opportunity to ponder on the importance of a good design. More specifically, the relationship between effectiveness and aesthetics in web design. Craigslist.com is ugly but wildly successful. Why? Because of its superior …