Monthly Archives: August 2011

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer teach us about web design and the internet


Internet-famous designer Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer have teamed up to make the web less scary for designers. [via]

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    Teahupoo from the Phantom HD Camera

    Surfers at the best waves.

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      Mario Portal

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        Did Steve Jobs make the world a better place?

        In its farewell to Jobs, TechCrunch invokes Wilhelm Stekel’s quotation, “The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” But what exactly is the cause Jobs lives for?

        Jobs’ ambition was to make high technology universal, at the beginning of his career. Apple itself has helped spread this perception since its famous 1984 ad, which promoted the choice of buying a Macintosh as a way to combat a drab Orwellian future.
        Yes, it is a sad indictment of lack of common sense, that so many people are incapable of grasping the point that the most profitable thing a business man can do, is bring down the cost of new technology and bring it within the financial reach of “everyone”. However, that goes to a certain point. Being ruthlessly competitive, patent-monopolist and multi-billionaire just because you have design sense doesn’t make it in all houses.
        Of course, Apple is a business, not an NGO. But compare its public image with that of another iconic brand: Nike. Both dominated their competitors through the use of iconic design, both inspire rabidly loyal followings — American teenagers have been murdered for their Nikes; Chinese kids have sold organs for iPads — and both outsource production to developing countries in order to skirt U.S. labor laws. But while Jobs is feted as a progressive icon, Phil Knight is a punching bag for activists like Michael Moore. | Read Article

        Jobs made on his life an interesting Stanford speech. That’s fine, but the No Logo movement didn’t come in this world around 2000 for no reason. Or to sum it up, replace the simpsons dolls with apple products and you get the idea. Now, after 10 years Apple finally seems to report action on these things. We’re not there yet. [More jobs]

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