“AgeLab, like a handful of other research centers at universities and companies around the country, develops technologies to help older adults maintain their health, independence and quality of life. Companies come here to understand their target audience or to have their products, policies and services studied.”
“IP addresses are like telephone digits, in that there’s a finite number of them. Unlike the telephone system, however, there’s no equivalent to the 718 or 346 area codes to expand to when Manhattan’s 212 is full. It’s as if every possible area code from 001 to 999 had been utilized or reserved. In some cases those “area codes” are full of paying customers, and in some cases the numbers are simply being held for future use or reserved for technical reasons, but the bottom line is no new addresses are available.”
Nice interactive infographic. Be sure to double click on a county to see the zoom in feature. Lots of data nuggets.
Howard County, MD, one of the richest and most educated counties in the U.S. (but the nastiest drivers) has a nice timeline graph showing the rise of the county from the mid 1960s. Probably related to the growth of the suburbs and the creation of the Federal Industrial Complex infrastructure around DC.
I like this quote as, although it is in reference to urban planning, it applies to a problem design has in communicating what exactly it is to non designers. Now more than ever, thanks to the web, Apple, and now apps, people understand design is not just a style, wrapping, decoration, or overlay but rather a more complex and total, well, design, of anything. Form and function.
Entrepreneurs are entrepreneurial, as differentiated from managerial or strategic, because they think effectually; they believe in a yet-to-be-made future that can substantially be shaped by human action; and they realize that to the extent that this human action can control the future, they need not expend energies trying to predict it. In fact, to the extent that the future is shaped by human action, it is not much use trying to predict it – it is much more useful to understand and work with the people who are engaged in the decisions and actions that bring it into existence.”
“Remember those pieces of paper with handwritten words on them that you used to post to people? “Letters” I think they’re called. To be honest though, I wouldn’t have a clue, as I’ve neither sent nor received one in my 16-year-old life.”