2010: The year of the products + a new way of working – (37signals)
I love seeing glimpses into how people organize themselves around work and processes. Especially when it is a company I admire.
Nil by mouth – Roger Ebert’s Journal
I described my fantasies about root beer. I could smell it, taste it, feel it. I desired it. I said I’d remembered so clearly that day with my father for the first time in 60 years.
“You never thought about it before?” Johnny asked.
“Could be, when the Lord took away your drinking, he gave you back that memory.”
Whether my higher power was the Lord or Cormac McCarthy, those were the words I needed to hear. And from that time I began to replace what I had lost with what I remembered.
May we all be so blessed as to learn from this.
John Mackey and Whole Foods
Facinating and in depth look at the man behind “Whole Paycheck”. He is full of confliction and contradiction — which could be the very thing that makes him sucessful.
fred design » Simple rules for good typography
Great little guide with simple rules that would benefit anyone who follows them (not to mention the reader).
(thx Lone Gunman)
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
Neil Gaiman (thx Princess Bethany)
Generalization of technological progressions
But down here, below the clouds, in the world of ebook-reader owners, I can guarantee you that the times I want color are far outnumbered by the times that I’d benefit from sharper, bolder, faster grayscale.
I think Marco’s take on this is the right one. Better does not always have to mean more features, it often simply means making the current ones more useful.