“A newbie reporter to Minnesota politics, I watched as democracy broke out in earnest on the convention floor over the fight to replace him. There were walkouts, prayer meetings, candidacies that came and went in the blink of an eye, all perpetrated by delegates who had the stamina of Marines. Their various causes righteous, their faces flushed with excitement, they went into extra innings, deep into the night. My head spinning, I climbed up into the bleachers and sat near a shaggy-looking guy in a shiny hockey jacket from Anoka. We watched the full pageantry of electoral politics silently and then I finally looked down the row and spoke. “Is it always like this?”
“Yes,” the man said, turning toward me. I recognized him as someone who should know: Garrison Keillor.
Nice piece about the sometimes kooky electorate we have here. What other state elects former pro-wrestlers and comedians to high office?
“Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We’re designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. And as we did for the Google Chrome browser, we are going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates. It should just work.”
The Netbook space is getting more and more interesting daily.
Alaskan Cruise ‘09: Sketchnotes 13-14 (via Mike Rohde)
Given the time and the talent, all travel journals should look this good. Page after page of some of the most amazing sketching I’ve ever seen. The entire set is a must see. I could spend hours examining every detail of this.
“While we tend to think that tasks are about us, a good amount of the time tasks are really about other people. How well you do a task, how fast, whether you meet that deadline…all these attributes of task-doing communicate something about you to them. At the same time, we’re communicating something to ourselves at the same time; the subtext of perfectionism, of responsibility, and of social value within a community. ”
There were far too many choice words and ideas here to really chose so I took this one at random.