But he was wrong. Before these tools became widespread, photographers were indeed very much like painters, in both form and function. The camera itself evolved from the camera obscura, literally a “darkened room,” in which one or two people would stand, and record the scene before them, tracing it on wallpaper. Later film-based large format cameras required […]

Attracting these consumers is itself a new challenge. Most of us will no longer tolerate interruptions, meaningless pitches, garish pop-ups, Las Vegas-style skyscraper ads or junk email. We are looking for real meaning, solid relevance, timeliness, and yes, transparency and truthfulness The View – Looking To The Future Of Media | Raedar (via mediafuturist)

Waiting For “Superman” | Trailer & Official Movie Site | Pledge Now

Waiting For “Superman” | Trailer & Official Movie Site | Pledge Now

The Creativity Crisis – Newsweek

The Creativity Crisis – Newsweek Newsweek article that points to a recent study that claims that creativity within the US population has been in sharp decline since 1990. This is presented as alarming because: “A recent IBM poll of 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the No. 1 ‘leadership competency’ of the future.”

Three ways of looking at Steve Jobs (Best of Kottke)

Three ways of looking at Steve Jobs (Best of Kottke)

We will put the intellectual content of the various programs together with management theory and practice (including management of virtual and distributed organizations) to make overt connections, to show how a general education can be the most practical and visionary possible preparation for future non-academic employment. This is NOT a class for future academics. I’m […]

HTML 5 for Web Designers at A Book Apart

HTML 5 for Web Designers at A Book Apart Jeremy Keith’sHTML5 FOR WEB DESIGNERS Foreword by JEFFREY ZELDMAN The HTML5 spec is 900 pages and hard to read. HTML5 for Web Designers is 85 pages and fun to read. Easy choice. HTML5 is the longest HTML specification ever written. It is also the most powerful, and in some ways, the […]

If I were Anna Wintour, I would be screaming at these companies to fix these sites. They reflect poorly on an industry that’s all about effortless style, appearance, confidence, and never, ever having a hair out of place (unless that’s the look you’re going for). This, this is like they’ve got no pants on – […]

Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Flash A letter from Steve Jobs about why they don’t allow Flash on iPhones, iPods, and iPads. (Notice he specifically uses the harsher “allow” instead of the much softer “support”.) Though the operating system for the iPhone, iPod and iPad is proprietary, we strongly believe that all standards pertaining to the […]

Thoughts on Flash

Thoughts on Flash