This is the best thing I’ve read about Path, and it perfectly articulates something I’ve thought not only about Path, but also a lot of other exemplars of the fussy, post-Apple wave of “high design” in tech products. Khoi Vinh has written about the same phenomenon, arguing that the obsessive design polish we in the industry have come to fetishize can lead to products without the “breathing room” to feel truly lived in by users.
Poster; The Innkeepers
There will be a weeks worth of screenings at the DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT.
From Ti West, the director of THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and costarring PAT HEALY!
Today’s News Stories (January 25th), 2012
Toolkits such as PhoneGap and Sencha Touch are hitting full stride with mature development frameworks that enable HTML5 developers and designers to make native iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry applications using their existing skill sets.
Republicans are worried sick about Newt Gingrich’s ascendance, while Democrats are tickled pink.
Yet no responsible Democrat should be pleased at the prospect that Gingrich could get the GOP nomination. The future of America is too important to accept even a small risk of a Gingrich presidency.
The Republican worry is understandable. “The possibility of Newt Gingrich being our nominee against Barack Obama I think is essentially handling the election over to Obama,” says former Minnesota Governor Tom Pawlenty, a leading GOP conservative. “I think that’s shared by a lot of folks in the Republican party.”
Name One Hello World
Location Syracuse, NY
Described as “PostSecret for the ears” by Paste Magazine, One Hello World is a collection of voicemails set to their own soundtrack created by an anonymous composer. Callers from across the world participate by dialing One Hello World’s voicemail and sharing their story. The result is a musical compilation giving listeners a cross-section of the human experience. With the help of a successful Kickstarter project, a 30-track debut album, The Listener is set to be released in late March.
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Crap = Good
In today’s over-designed, visual culture, a counter-flow is appearing: Crap is good.
The official “Most Hated Movie Scenes Ever” blog.
Rookie is a website for teenage girls—and women in their 30s who like Angela Chase and nail art. This is their Tumblr blog.