LA Story Design Philosophy →
This came up in conversation tonight and I figured I’d post it. Whenever people talk about design constraints I always think of the scene in LA Story where Trudi talks about how she chooses jewelry: One of the first things I always teach my clients is about the point system. You should never have more than seven things on. You know, like your earrings count for two points, those daisies...
Joking about Banana Peels →
I started reading Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World and have been really enjoying it so far. Thought this little tidbit about banana peel jokes was too good not to share: A decade or so later, Charles MacArthur, writer of a film adaptation of Wuthering Heights, asked Chaplin how to make something so tired seem new: “How, for example, could I make a fat lady, walking down...
…if you look at the most successful sites which link out — Fark, Reddit,...– Felix Salmon and Ryan McCarthy, my favorite Odd Couple of Reuters, discuss “Counterparties” with Megan Garber at Nieman Lab (via soupsoup) Pretty stoked about Counterparties a) because it’s awesome and b) because it’s powered by Percolate.
Links, Links and More Links →
I’ve been doing a pretty bad job blogging lately. That’s partly because I’m insanely busy with Percolate and partly because I’ve been doing a lot of writing on Percolate. (After all, if you don’t find your own product useful why are you building it?) Anyway, I thought it might be helpful to do a quick link wrapup post over here. If you’re so inclined,...