Category Archives: Artistry

The goal. The craft. The finished product.

I’ll Have What They’re Having

“If you’re going to invent, you’re going to disrupt.” That’s Jeff Bezos talking. Once upon a time, he was Mr. Amazon. Now he’s Mr. Amazon Publishing. For good and ill, he’s inventing a seismic disruption of the book world. Journalists … Continue reading

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What are we prepared to do?

What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are… Edgar Z. Friedeberg I love this quote because I spent far too many years of my youth wondering if I was worth anything instead of noticing … Continue reading

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A Star is Born

Thinking about the Performing Arts THE COOLEST HEAD PREVAILED I’m going to stretch out in this blog post and tell you a story. The little girl on the left (the one with the giganimous headset on…) deserves no less. You … Continue reading

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Apple: What

Thinking about Design LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION I drafted this part deux on Apple a couple of days ago, then set it aside to edit. Now it’s a eulogy. Like everyone else, I was aware of Steve Jobs’ grave illness. But wandering … Continue reading

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Apple: Who

Thinking about Design THINK SIMPLE, AGAIN On Saturday, a lark. I attended my first Mac Expo, billed as the largest outside of San Francisco. The info-harvest was bountiful. The subtext, bountifuller. Let’s start with who was there. Not the folks … Continue reading

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Richard Jenkins

Thinking about the Performing Arts GREAT ACTING MOMENTS It’s about an hour and 22 minutes in. I know because, while I love the scene, I’m not that crazy about the movie so I’ve figured out how to time my tune-in. … Continue reading

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Public Art

Thinking about Design A WELCOME CYPHER Budapest. An ordinary subway platform. Folks around me are rushing for the train, fussing about money and time, brains looping with the usual worries. I’m a tourist standing among them, wondering about signage and … Continue reading

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