And Graham knew that he had his own biases. “I can be tricked by anyone who...– Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s Start-Up Machine - NYTimes.com
The assumption driving these kinds of design speculations [Google Glass] is that...– Your Body Does Not Want to Be an Interface, John Pavius (via christmasgorilla)
One could argue that the form taken by Glass offers up a lazy futurist’s vision...– You Lookin’ at Me? Reflections on Google Glass. – AllThingsD
Most of what we “see” at any time is out of focus in the periphery where as long...– You Lookin’ at Me? Reflections on Google Glass. – AllThingsD
Today, we falsely assume that our conversations and our images are not by...– You Lookin’ at Me? Reflections on Google Glass. – AllThingsD This article is the best thing I have read about Google Glass.
Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent. It depends in part...– From Collected Sayings Of Muad’Dib by the Princess Irulan (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
Basically, news readers as they are implemented today, are fundamentally broken...– A few thoughts about RSS news readers from someone who thinks about them way more than you probably do - Russell Beattie (via tominsam)
Embedded in the game is a classic immigrant story. Mario and Luigi are Italians...– The Strange Case of the Super Mario Bros. Movie - Grantland (via Jason Goldman) I have a longstanding fondness for tales of moviemaking disaster (“Hearts of Darkness,” about the torturous production of “Apocalypse Now,” is one of my all-time favorite documentaries), and...
You cannot put your future in a competitor’s hands. So what do you do? Do you...– Apple Outsider » Home Turf
Moreover, in Silicon Valley, nothing says you’ve peaked quite like a lavish new...– Inside Apple’s Plans for Its Futuristic, $5 Billion Headquarters - Businessweek I really wonder if future historians will remember the Campus 2 project as Apple’s ultimate design triumph or the point where its hubris finally got the better of it. (See also.)
This future is going to happen – and it is too late to debate. However, the...– Why Facebook Home bothers me: It destroys any notion of privacy — Tech News and Analysis (via soxiam) The air of resigned inevitability around invasive new technologies like Facebook Home and Google Glass is getting a bit depressing.
Rewriting is both a beginner’s error and something experienced programmers...– Mozilla at 15 Memories, and Thoughts on Mozilla Research | Brendan Eich
Startups are run by people who do what’s necessary at the time it’s needed. A...– Jason Goldman, The Silent Partner (via rickwebb) As I’ve mentioned before, most of the people I ended up really admiring when I worked for Apple weren’t the “visionary” Steve Jobs wannabes, they were people like Brenda Cicerone, a 20+ year Apple veteran who acted as...
Researchers at Western Illinois University measured two socially disruptive...– The Internet ‘Narcissism Epidemic’ - Bill Davidow - The Atlantic I’m increasingly obsessed with the subject of narcissism and social media. I talk about it so much my long-suffering fiancée is threatening to institute a “‘narcissism’ jar” I’m obliged...
So why has [the Adria Richards debacle] become such an ungodly fight? We seem to...– On being adult about childish behaviour… | plasticbag.org
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This is an absolute classic. One of the best McSweeney’s lists ever. I reference it constantly.
I worked at Facebook from 2005 to 2010 in a series of roles culminating in a...– Kate Losse for Dissent Magazine: Feminism’s Tipping Point: Who Wins from Leaning in? (via iamdanw)
A developed country isn’t a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich...– Gustavo Petro, Mayor of Bogota (h/t @gusseting )
Invisible design leads us towards the horrors of Reality Clippy. Does my...– No to NoUI – Timo Arnall
In some cities, the natural segregation of social groups means that one...– Millsin’ About: San Francisco: Creep City I keep telling myself I’m going to go easy on the SF stuff for awhile, but people keep writing stuff like this and I can’t resist reblogging it.
Perfectionism is not the key to success. In fact, research shows that...– Brene Brown, written in her new book Daring Greatly (via jonathanmoore) See also.
Poor people don’t have clutter because they’re too dumb to see the virtue of...– Tupperwolf: Wealth, risk, and stuff (via Vanessa Naylon) I’d been wanting to write a response to the obnoxious New York Times op ed piece this is referring to, but this pretty much nails it.
The applause was not universal, however. Consumer Watchdog, another privacy...– Google Admits Street View Project Violated Privacy - NYTimes.com
79 percent report that they would only retry an app once or twice if it failed...– Users Have Low Tolerance For Buggy Apps – Only 16% Will Try A Failing App More Than Twice | TechCrunch (via soxiam) As I’ve said here many times, “move fast and break things” doesn’t work well in the world of native mobile development.
And in his 20s, Mr. Carmellini managed to dodge the Preening Young Visionary...– ha! (via cacioppo) We could do with a bit more of this attitude in tech. Also, thanks to this article, I’m now going to be using the acronym PYV a lot.
In a weird way, the everyday lives of these workers undermine the values under...– Clive Thompson: Why Your Fabulous Job Sucks (via Melissa Gira) Written during the dotcom boom, but don’t let the Flash and Razorfish references fool you—the more things change, etc.