IPad a Therapeutic Marvel for Disabled People →
“In Owen’s case, his grandmother bought him a $600 iPad in August, and his parents have invested about $200 more in software. One day this summer, his finger dangled over the title page of “Alice in Wonderland” on his iPad while his mother hovered over his shoulder in their Brooklyn home. Then, with the tiniest of movements, and thanks to the sensitivity of the iPad’s touch screen, Owen began to...
Use your iPad on Verizon Wireless →
With a MiFi though.
Greenwashing Report 2010 →
The Sins of Greenwashing: Home and Family Edition
Mad Men’s Roger Sterling to Publish Memoir →
Sterling’s Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man
Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces →
Typedia is a resource to classify, categorize, and connect typefaces.
Marijuana Branding of the Future by Pentagram →
The Cult of Leica →
“To non-photographers, Leica, more than any other manufacturer, is a legend with a hint of scam: suckers paying through the nose for a name, in a doomed attempt to crank up the credibility of a picture they were going to take anyway, just as weekend golfers splash out on a Callaway Big Bertha in a bid to convince themselves that, with a little more whippiness in their shaft, they will swell into...
No Joke, Apple could buy Sony or Adobe →
“The US stock market is alive with rumours that Apple is about to launch an unprecedented acquisition…” “Leading financial magazine Barron’s is reportedly suggesting that Apple faces “speculation that it could acquire Adobe Systems, Sony, or even Walt Disney”.” Apple has $51 billion in cash.
Adobe MAX 2010 →
Meant to post and tweet this earlier. Streaming live.
Adobe Announces New Digital Publishing Suite →
Sadly, it looks like it is made for for profit large publishers only. There is a $699 per month fee plus a per issue charge as well.
Making things hard to read ‘can boost learning’ →
I heard learning in a freezing one room shack also helps.
Survey on BPA in food packaging →
A whole lot of F grades. Look for Hain, ConAgra, and Heinz canned foods for safe packaging.
Marian Bantjes new web site →
Nice but, I kind of liked here old one too. Nice and simple.
Africa’s 1 Billion Consumers Draw Giant Walmart →
Walmart sees that Africa is an important future market. I wonder why so many other U.S. companies do not consider Africa at all? “Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy will expand 5.5 percent next year, 2 1/2 times faster than developed countries, according to the International Monetary Fund.”
Too Much Solar Power in Germany →
“Thanks in part to subsidies by the German government, solar installations have been spreading like wildfire. UPI reports that between eight and 10 gigawatts of solar capacity, which is equivalent to about 10 coal-fired power plants, are expected to be installed this year alone.”
1099 tax rule may bring big pain to small business →
Really stupid rule that could go into effect in 2012. “What does it mean? It means that you’d better be ready to track your spending by vendor, and have an easy way of tallying up whether that spending totals more than $600 per year. A business that spends $20 a week on pizza for its employees, for example, would spend a total of $1,040 a yea r— and would need to file a 1099 form to that local...
Apple is doing letterpress! →
Secrets of the Centenarians →
I like 103 year old Mae Anderman’s advice
All Carrot, No Stick →
“A proposed Senate bill contains some of the most progressive ideas in urban planning today. The catch? The legislation doesn’t quite mandate anything” Karrie Jacobs reports in Metropolis
Bottled Water vs. Tap Water. →
Graphic design is a process of integrating analytical and lateral thinking to...– Frank Arrmstrong posted this on his Facebook. It’s a good one but, I added the following: It’s a start but, I’m a modernist and this is too dry for me. Design function, experience, etc. is much more complex and gives much more than just “structured contextual interfaces”. That engineering...
Dollars for Docs - ProPublica →
Want to see if your doctor is paid for consulting or speaking for drug companies? Find out here. Sure enough, the doctor who foisted a bunch of samples on me, is the only one of my doctors who got a very small speaking fee. OK, that seems fine. But some other doctors (not mine) got hundreds of thousands in honorarium, consulting, and speaking fees. They all do it: GSK, Cephalon, Eli Lilly,...
Green Rankings: Global Companies →
Newsweek takes a crack at ranking top 100 green global companies. Top U.S. 500 here.
One of the challenges of understanding Steve Jobs is that he that his is a...– Guy Kawasaki on a Bloomberg documentary about Jobs.
“Johnson says that’s what makes coffeehouse innovations so much more impactful...– How Cafe Culture Helped Make Good Ideas Happen : NPR Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, by Steven Johnson
There are no generally accepted accounting principles for new ideas.– Marty Neumeier The Brand Gap: Expanded Edition
…no one’s going to actually die if they don’t see the latest episode of...– Hulu CEO Jason Kilar Tells Big Media to Serve Consumers via Advertising Age - MediaWorks
Design Education Must Redefine and Specialize →
Something I have been arguing for for a decade.