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Archive for July 2010

Thoughts on Designing for iPad

I’ve been designing for websites for 15 years now, and designing for print for even longer. For the last few months, I led the design of MagCloud’s iPad app (now available in iTunes) with an incredibly talented group of people, and it was unlike any other experience I’ve had as a designer. Here are a few things I learned.

links for 2010-07-26

Wanna Get Planted? So I have this nutty idea to make a site for people who like plants but aren't,…

links for 2010-07-22

4chan Hackers Attack Gawker Again Gawker has successfully trolled the trolls. But to what end? Everyone here looks like a…

links for 2010-07-21

Longshot! 48 Hour Magazine is now Longshot! (tags: 48hrmag magazine) Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits Of Radiohead On Her…

I Love My New Woolly Pocket

Say you’ve got a wall that gets nice light – the bright, indirect light that plants love – but you…

links for 2010-07-20

Bobbie Johnson dot org : The reading revolution? "Is Amazon seeing a reading revolution? It's impossible to tell." (tags: books…

Jean-Louis Gassée’s Customer Service Kung-Fu

Jean-Louis Gassée on customer service: A customer complaint dialogue is structured around a two-position toggle: a) it’s terrible, b) it’s…

links for 2010-07-18

The Helplessness of a Father in the Internet Age – Science and Tech – The Atlantic "There was a time…

Yochai Benkler on Why Now’s Better

Yochai Benkler, when asked the usual asinine internet-as-echo-chamber question by Brooke Gladstone on this week’s On the Media, said this:…

links for 2010-07-16

10 Reasons to Stop Apologizing for Your Online Life – The Conversation – Harvard Business Review "When you commit to…


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