1 minute read # Tuesday Jun 28, 2011
Imagine if this were written about Jews, blacks, Muslims or Latinos
1 minute read # Monday Mar 21, 2011
Facebook runs on a very stiff, crude model of what people are like. It herds everybody — friends, co-workers, romantic partners, that guy who lived on your block but moved away after fifth grade — into the same big room. It smooshes together your work self and your home self, your past self and your present self, into a single generic extruded product. It suspends the natural process by which old friends fall away over time, allowing them to build up endlessly, producing the social equivalent of liver failure. On Facebook, there is one kind of relationship: friendship, and you have it with everybody. You're friends with your spouse, and you're friends with your plumber.
1 minute read # Thursday Mar 3, 2011
This is worth repeating. It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology is not enough. It’s tech married with the liberal arts and the humanities. Nowhere is that more true than in the post-PC products. Our competitors are looking at this like it’s the next PC market. That is not the right approach to this. These are post-PC devices that need to be easier to use than a PC. More intuitive.
1 minute read # Thursday Feb 3, 2011
Here we have the man who invented the personal computer, then the laptop. He’s now destroying them. That is an amazing life.
1 minute read # Wednesday Feb 2, 2011
Pixar is bulletproof, assholes. We can put out any old piece of shit that perfectly examines universal themes of love and friendship and just walk away with record box-office numbers. In fact, I think I'll have my award-winning design team get cracking on an anthropomorphic piece of shit right now. Yes. Shit. I'm talking actual human feces here, folks. We'll give it eyes and limbs, and—I don't know—call it Danny Caca. Brad Bird can make a story about how it got lost on its way to the sewage treatment facility. Its best friends are a used sewage-logged tampon and a hypodermic needle. Then we'll just sit back and watch the receipts come in.
Yeah, it'll have heart and depth, but still, it's going to be a talking piece of shit. Kids won't flush for years because of it.
1 minute read # Monday Jan 31, 2011
Here are some pictures of the property. I can’t comment on what this property should actually go for as I’m a 21-year-old recent graduate and owning property to me is a bit like owning a zeppelin. It’s something people did in the past that seems crazy today and it eventually blew up in their faces.
The slowness of genius is hard to bear, but the slowness of mediocrity is intolerable
-- Henry Thomas Buckle, after his chess opponent took so long to finish a move that Buckle had time to write two chapters of a book on the history of civilisation. Buckle won the game.1 minute read # Friday Jan 7, 2011
1 minute read # Tuesday Dec 7, 2010
Listen up. I know the shit you've been saying behind my back. You think I'm stupid. You think I'm immature. You think I'm a malformed, pathetic excuse for a font. Well think again, nerdhole, because I'm Comic Sans, and I'm the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes fucking Gutenberg.
1 minute read # Tuesday Jul 13, 2010
Science can help us live to 120 but Silvio has asked me to help him live to 150 because he thinks that way he can solve Italy's problems.
These tasted of nothing, yet somehow managed to make that "nothing" deeply unpleasant. It's like a small piece of fried potato failing to recall a repressed abuse memory while sitting on your tongue.
Charlie Brooker reviews Walker's promotional flavoured crisps1 minute read # Thursday Apr 8, 2010