“The trouble is, web design, although it employs elements of graphic design and illustration, does not map to them. If one must compare the web to other media, typography would be a better choice. For a web design, like a typeface, is an environment for someone else’s expression.”
He is kind of stating the obvious - with exceptions.
“So here’s my theory: Managers must work shallow and wide, while programmers must work narrow and deep. People who are naturally tuned to one particular method of work will not only enjoy their jobs a lot more, but be better at them. I’m a deep guy, I should be doing deep work.”
“Drought fears struck Clayton more than 20 years ago, and county officials started to think ahead. The result: an elaborate series of 21 man-made wetlands and reservoirs that allows the county to collect 10 million gallons of wastewater a day and eventually convert it to drinking water.
“While Atlanta residents may have less than 80 days left of water from Lake Lanier, Clayton citizens are well beyond 250 days, Thomas said.”
For the Greener Good Lecture Series Living in a Disposable World: Recycling the Future Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:00 pm As our economy is increasingly supported by products with shorter lifespans, how do we put an end to the continuous growth of landfills? How are engineers creating buildings that use recycled materials and have a small ecological footprint? Can the market bear “cradle-to-grave” products and buildings with a higher price tag? Metropolis magazine’s editor-in-chief, Susan Szenasy, will moderate a panel that discusses our disposable world.
“Ladislav Sutnar (1897-1976), whose life was evenly divided between the Czech lands and the United States, is a leading figure in the history of modern design. From toys, posters, books, and tableware to exhibition architecture and corporate image-making, Sutnar shaped educational and consumer expectations for forty years: during the two golden decades of interwar Czechoslovakia, in the 1920s and 1930s, and in the equally transformative period, for American industry, of the 1950s and 1960s. The present exhibition of twenty-five works sketches Sutnar’s vision, which coupled universalist ideals of efficiency and accessibility to a steadfast patriotism, and to a managerial talent that sought out collaboration with the state and private enterprise.”
“I’m Not There is an unconventional journey into the life and times of Bob Dylan. Six actors portray Dylan as a series of shifting personae — from the public to the private to the fantastical — weaving together a rich and colorful portrait of this ever-elusive American icon.”
Including one played by Kate Blanchett. Can’t wait and I’m not even a Dylan fan.
“Most Americans think they’re helping the Earth when they recycle their old computers, televisions and cell phones. But chances are they’re contributing to a global trade in electronic trash that endangers workers and pollutes the environment overseas.
The gear most likely to be shipped abroad is collected at free recycling drives, often held each April around Earth Day, recycling industry officials say.”
“Britain should get nearly all of its electricity from clean energy sources by the end of the next decade, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Monday.
“Virtually all electricity by 2020 (must be) from low carbon sources,” Brown told a meeting of environmental activists and businessmen in London.
“We must start that transformation now. We are going to have to change quite fundamentally (the way we produce electricity).” If only the US had this kind of leadership in office.
Instead we have a ultra conservative anti environmental bunch of idiots who deny science and promote the merger of state, religion, and private industry as the solution to any problem. If they even acknowledge a problem.
“The report incorporates national studies that have been carried out since the NEA’s 2004 report, “Reading at Risk,” found that literary reading - fiction, poetry, and plays - had crashed over 20 years among adult Americans. The new report, titled “To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence,” focuses on reading in general, and it reaches down to younger age levels. While not all studies are exactly comparable in some details (such as time spans), overall they trend in the same direction.”
“An article in The Harvard Business Review last year mulled “reverse product placement” as a strategy for starting new brands, pointing to the imaginary Sprunk brand of soda in the game Grand Theft Auto as a possible candidate.”
“The State We’re In (TSWI) brings you stories from all over the world, covering important global matters as well as seemingly small issues, because they too can have a big impact. The main focus is on human right issues.
So, we constantly ask ourselves: what is the state we’re in?”
“Synthesizing reams of data from its three previous reports, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the first time specifically points out important risks if governments fail to respond: melting ice sheets that could lead to a rapid rise in sea levels and the extinction of large numbers of species brought about by even moderate amounts of warming, on the order of 1 to 3 degrees.”
Chances are, your power company destroys mountains to give you power. Find out here.
We all need power but, renewable energy is the way power should be headed. Not mountain and ecosystem destruction. (They use the top of the mountain to fill in the valley next to it. Destroying thousands of streams in the process.)