Where Are All the Ed-Ex Designers? →
Khoi Vinh: I would guess that there are less than a few dozen people in the world who can create superb software for editorial products, who can combine the holistic, systems-level thinking of UX with the incisive storytelling instincts of editorial design. […] I’m talking about the kind of person who can build a great digital product out of great editorial content, a difficult enough...
Lasting Loyalty and Loyalty Lost: A Customer... →
Black Pixel acquires Versions and Kaleidoscope →
I don’t want to sound too loosey-goosey about it, because I think the more time...– Vince Gilligan on whether his planned ending to Breaking Bad could radically change at any moment. Reminded me of Leah Buley’s talk below.
Leah Buley on Being a UX Team Of One →
I’m very late to this talk and found it incredibly inspiring - especially where she talks about conceptual frameworks for brainstorming.
The authority of big data must come from somewhere else. Authority isn’t the...– Tom Ewing. Read the rest.
Secret panel can put Americans on 'kill list' →
Jobs: What all I do all day is meet with teams of people and work on ideas and solve problems, to make new products, to make new marketing programs, whatever it is.
Mossberg: And are people willing to tell you you're wrong?
Mossberg: Other than, you know, snarky journalists.
Jobs: Oh yeah. No, we have wonderful arguments.
Mossberg: And do you win them all?
Jobs: Oh no, I wish I did. No, see, you can't! If you want to hire great people and have them stay working for you, you have to let them make a lot of decisions and you have to be run by ideas, not hierarchy. The best ideas have to win. Otherwise good people don't stay.
Mossberg: But you must be more than a facilitator who runs meetings. You obviously contribute your own ideas.
Jobs: I contribute ideas, sure. Why would I be there if I didn't?
Great things are happening around you. Some of them funny. And some of them just...– Oh, you know, just gawking at the increasingly bizarre marketing copy for the iPod touch.
Adobe buys PhoneGap and TypeKit →
This is why we can’t have nice things, because Adobe will acquire and eventually ruin them. Very depressing - Typekit was such a great service, and I’ve heard good things about PhoneGap as well. Adobe’s basically the RealNetworks of this decade.
Arrested Development announces 4th season and... →
nontv: Can’t believe I just typed that.
User: One who uses. Like, you know, a junkie.– Derek Powazek, 2006