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John Maeda
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"Tomorrow is a day that is always never going to be here." —@reggiewatts
"The first year medical student learns approximately 13,000 new terms." —@kevinmd via @Figure1 @jadelai90
"What's over for one person isn't over for another." —Haruki Murakami
"Nothing is possible without individuals. Nothing is lasting without institutions." —Jean Monnet
"Find help -- you can't do it alone." —@BrooksHalladay
Great mini-interview by @LaurenGoode with @johnolilly on slicing big apps into littler apps:
Most great opportunities really aren't complex, but they aren't obvious to everyone. The person who can both see it and take it will win it.
LA's uniquely urban-scale of art as seen by drone, by Ian Wood: via @aigalosangeles
Project by @alaindebotton to literally re-design the cottage industry:
"Design student (thanking guest creative directors) gave chocolates with his CV!" —@faisalalmalki via @zeina_soufan
"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work." —Gustave Flaubert
I am guest-hosting the October @poptech Rebellion conference -- here's a quick 2-min taste of Camden:
"The best ideas come about because of friction and interaction between people." —Kenneth Klopp
Speaking in LA on Tue 6pm at @imprintlab gathering with spotlight on @thesash @JShoee @john_under @ibercovich
"The mystery of life is not a problem to solve but a reality to experience." —Frank Herbert
"Designers have to become leaders, and leaders have to become designers." —Steve McAdam @OtisCollege via @arubenfire
In its 18th year, @poptech brings together techno-artistry with hometown USA:
Technology frees the *what* of our aspirations. Business guides the *when* we get to have it. Design centers us on *who* it's really for.
"Building walls doesn't work. Building bridges does." —Admiral James Stavridis
Reliance on pattern matching favors wisdom over innovation, which knowing about that bias as a pattern makes things even harder.
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." —Winston Churchill via @Jennipulos
Designer are equally comfortable with both decision and indecision.
"It's the magic that counts." —Larry Wall on Perl's apparent 'ugliness':
"Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older." —John Maynard Keynes
Scientists and artists are both innovative -- how they work just looks different. (2012) via @newscientist
"Happiness is the management of expectations." —@TheAtlantic via @msquinn
The old paradox of "my grandfather's axe" and the nature of identity is resolved today as *brand*.
"1/ Focus on value, not price. 2/ Focus on consumer needs, not what you sell. 3/ Have a higher calling." —Hap Klopp
"Communicating Science" videos by @risd students turning @stemtosteam:
"On Kawara was devoted to recording the passage of time as self-effacingly as art would allow." —@robertasmithnyt
"What are the differences between an ornament and a real application?" —Andy Hertzfeld (1981)
"Illustration is more than depiction. It's itself the acquiring of knowledge." —Ernst Haeckel
Art meets emotions meets relationships meets technology, by @laurmccarthy: is Processing reinterpreted in JavaScript by @laurmccarthy @evhan55 et al via @ProcessingOrg
When leaders think of "turning the ship," it's useful to think outside the ocean.
"If there's a simple, easy design principle that binds everything together, it's probably about starting with the people." —Bill Moggridge
"It's not about what you’re capable of, it's about what you are willing to endure." —Orrin Woodward via @JheneAiko
"Think of technology as a verb, not a noun." —#RedBurns (1925 – 2013)
Universal static site generator @ruhohBlog: via @JFramel