Good software, after all, is opinionated.– API Design - Matt Gemmell
John's Tumblr: Computers = Trucks →
parislemon: lilly: I picked up a phrase some time ago that I think applies: “The next big thing is always beneath contempt.” Implication being that it is, of course, until it isn’t. Until it’s too big to ignore. This has happened over and over again in our society. In the middle ages, people assumed that no serious discussion could happen in anything but Latin — the so-called “vulgar”...
Such startling advances and cost reductions are occurring in microelectronics...– Dataland: MIT’s ’70s media room concept that influenced the Mac | The Verge It’s incredible how far we’ve come and that there is at least one company who rigorously pursue products that are valued exactly on the above terms and that they are ever so successful.
“Sometimes we’re very close to a problem and we’re investing...– Jonathan Ive: simplicity isn’t simple - Telegraph
parislemon: fastcompany: Scientists at MIT have developed this freaky non-stick coating that keeps ketchup flowing. Amazing solution to an old problem. Also one of the weirdest videos you will see this week. Read more-> Both awesome and gross at the same time. innovation.
Instapaper Blog: Instapaper 4.2 now available in... →
instapaper: This is a significant update with many fixes and new features, including a new iBooks-Style Pagination option: New iBooks-Style Pagination option. The old animation is available in Fast Pagination mode. Other features: All-new Fast Pagination mode, a complete rewrite from the old…
boranj: it's not perfect, but it rhymes with... →
‘boranj’ is a study in the spread of ideas; an experiment in cultural evolution and idea (or meme) penetration. We want to see if and how a word can spread from nothing into ubiquitous acceptance, so we created ‘boranj.’ This was based on the idea that ‘whatever the next big thing is, it should rhyme with orange,’ since orange is commonly the first word...
The Gong Show: Our Investment in Priceonomics →
thegongshow: A few vertical marketplaces have their own pricing guides. In cars, Kelly Blue Book has been the industry standard for years, and nearly all car purchases use KBB as a starting reference point. Cars are a high ticket item, a considered purchase, and a fairly liquid market, so it’s not surprising… Very intersting. Curious to see how they would deal with international price...