Monthly Archives: September 2010

A PlayBook With No Plays

So Blackberry announced their foray into the tablet market with their PlayBook. John Gruber wonders if it even exists (via Singularity Hacker). Sounds very similar to what I wrote about last year with the LG Chocolate Phone. I had a feeling it was vaporware, and that the real product would let me down. I was […]

BMW – Unscripted

From Digital Kitchen for BMW: “Do you want a car story or a life story?” Murray is first in a series of documentary shorts we created telling the stories of real people and their connection to the BMW brand. Beautiful.

don’t get stuck

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is probably wrong. –Author C. Clarke (via Seth Godin)

off the RIM

WSJ: RIM Readies Its Answer to iPad BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. could unveil its new tablet computer–as well as the operating system that will power it–as early as next week at a developers’ conference in San Francisco, said people familiar with RIM’s plans. The tablet, which some inside RIM are calling the BlackPad, […]

painting air

Exposition Monet 2010 – All I have to say is wow. Simply poetic – the execution, transitions, music and obviously Monet’s work. As my good friend Jory says, try doing this with HTML5 and Javascript. (via Forgotten Hopes)

the oppressed affluent

Paul Krugman on the Angry Rich: These are terrible times for many people in this country. Poverty, especially acute poverty, has soared in the economic slump; millions of people have lost their homes. Young people can’t find jobs; laid-off 50-somethings fear that they’ll never work again. Yet if you want to find real political rage […]

familiar shapes

NYTimes: The Evolution of Classroom Technology All of the devices they feature are beautiful, but I was particularly interested in how similar the shape of the school slate is to the iPad:

but you can’t ignore him

And I always find, yeah, I always find somethin’ wrong You been puttin’ up wit’ my shit just way too long I’m so gifted at findin’ what I don’t like the most So I think it’s time for us to have a toast Let’s have a toast for the douchebags, Let’s have a toast for […]

insane in the membrane

Innovation is almost insane by definition: most people view any truly innovative idea as stupid, because if it was a good idea, somebody would have already done it. So, the innovator is guaranteed to have more natural initial detractors than followers. –Ben Horowitz in “Why We Prefer Founding CEOs” via 37Signals

We are at a global inflection point.

Foreign Policy: The Global Cities Index 2010 We are at a global inflection point. Half the world’s population is now urban — and half the world’s most global cities are Asian. The 2010 Global Cities Index, a collaboration between Foreign Policy, management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, reveals a […]

this reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole in your head

And I think that good actors always–or if you’re being good, anyway–you’re making it better than the script. That’s your fucking job. It’s like, Okay, the script says this? Well, watch this. Let’s just roar a little bit. Let’s see how high we can go. –Bill Murray via GQ: Bill Murray Is Ready To See […]

They refuse to debate us in person

Yahoo: 1,270 Architects/Engineers Reveal Hard Evidence of Explosive Demolition at World Trade Center on 9/11: On Thursday September 9, 2010, Gravel and Gage will host a central press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, presenting hard evidence that all three WTC skyscrapers on September 11, 2001, in NYC were destroyed by explosive […]