Category Archives: Design

The how of identity.

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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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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Strange Doors, Moving Loops

Thinking about Writing THE THING-NESS OF THE BOOK “A book is a network.” Great phrase. Evocative. From new-publishing guru Todd Sattersten. I picked it up at a mind-widening webinar he hosted last week via O’Reilly TOC. (I highly recommend him and … Continue reading

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This One My Niece Made

Thinking about Writing (and Design) LOOKING AT, LOOKING FOR She sits right on my desk. Peering at me just this way, day after day. My niece. She’s concentrating really hard because she’s taking a picture of herself. Or trying to. … Continue reading

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Postmodern

Thinking about Design A PICTURE OF A PICTURE OF A PICTURE When I say I live in a “postmodern” world (which I seldom do, but taking this snapshot made me think about it), what I mean is that I live … Continue reading

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