“I think you’re born an artist or not.”

Robert Rauschenberg, American Artist, Dies at 82

Anything you do will be an abuse of somebody else’s aesthetics. I think you’re born an artist or not. I couldn’t have learned it. And I hope I never do because knowing more only encourages your limitations.

– Robert Rauschenberg


Robert Rauschenberg. Bed. 1955. Combine painting: oil and pencil on pillow, quilt, and sheet on wood supports, 6′ 3 1/4″ x 31 1/2″ x 8″ (191.1 x 80 x 20.3 cm)

the followers

The iPhone is more of a competitor to the Blackberry than I had originally thought.
Seems RIM has started a Blackberry developer fund just like Apple & KPCB did on March 6, 2008. They’ve also put 50 million dollars more into the pot than KPCB’s 100 million dollar iFund.
It also seems RIM is launching a full touchscreen Blackberry phone, sans tactile keyboard.
…and it ALSO seems RIM is organizing the first ever Blackberry Developers Conference.
Let’s get something straight RIM – just because you throw money and conferences at a mobile platform, doesn’t mean it’s going to get better.
The same way watering a rock garden isn’t going to grow you any fresh fruits and vegetables
…or blackberries as the case may be.

career advice

BBC News: GTA game smashes UK sales records

The title sold a record 609,000 copies on its first day of release, generating an estimated £24.4m ($48.5m).
The previous record holder was GTA: San Andreas, which sold 501,000 copies in 24 hours in October 2004.


The game currently has an average review score of 98.7%, according to Gamerankings.com, which amalgamates reviews from all publications.
UK-based games website Eurogamer called it “game of the year” and handed it a 10 out of 10 review score.

See kids? Fake crime does pay.