Why Is America’s Best Magazine So Bad At The Internet?– Why Is America’s Best Magazine So Bad At The Internet?
How Percolate explains Stock vs. Flow. Well done.– Stock & Flow || Percolate
In the academic literature, and among the consulting firms that study these...– A Nation of Switchers | For The Win Fact of the day for any consultant.
Stamped: Is It Worthy?
And while the app got a lot of kudos at launch (most praised its looks and simplicity), it had a big problem: it simply wasn’t sticky enough. Users would stamp things, but have no true reason to go back to the app.
What we’re doing now is designing ways for people to access information, across...– Laura Helen Winn interviewed me for Form & Future! It’s a bit verbose and scattered, as I am a bit verbose and scattered, so I’ve taken my favorite question from the interview—What about design and the Internet excites you?—cleaned it up a bit, and reposted it here. (via timoni)
I got invited to Bank Simple after 2 years
SO AMAZING. I screen-shotted the sign-up process. Here’s a link to the deck: https://speakerdeck.com/u/dock4242/p/simple
Skillcrush: jQuery →
How I handle disputs among friends
My friend announced in a giant group text that whoever messaged me first would get a concert ticket that she couldn’t attend. Two people messaged me at the same time. I wrote this email to both of them: — Both of you messaged me at 923pm. I dont have a seconds/minutes timestamp on my texts. So we need to figure out who gets this ticket. How are we figuring that out? PRISONER’S...
kottke.org: At war with the Magic Kingdom? →
jkottke: Remember when a Reddit thread about an imaginary military situation was turned into a movie? I think this could be Quora’s chance. The top answer by USMC Sergeant Jon Davis is filled with detailed charts and seems like it might work. The extreme dissonance that results from mixing Disney World… This is INSANE.
The Continued Microsoft Consumer Decay →
parislemon: Myself back in April, following Microsoft’s Q3 earnings: The Business Division is now by far the largest Microsoft division in terms of revenue. Meanwhile, Servers & Tools almost surpassed the Windows Division this past quarter. The last time that happened was the tail end of the Vista nightmare. It’s going to happen again. Microsoft’s two biggest businesses will be their...
Mayer isn’t well known to most agency folks, having worked on search and then...– Is Mayer Right for Yahoo? | Digiday It’s mind-boggling to me that agency people don’t know who Marissa Meyer is (later in this article, there are a couple pretty amazing examples of this). How do you not know of one of the most powerful executives at the most powerful advertising company in the...
Big bird in a small cage. →
Love that banjo.
The Democratic Republic of Burberry →
Nice write-up of Burberry.
CRMs Are Not Sales Software– CRMs Are Not Sales Software – Hack & Hustle – Elastic Inc.
Make beautiful products - sprint.ly →
Project management is easy Build beautiful products with Sprint.ly
The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.– - Jeff Hammerbacher (via stoweboyd) Humanity’s conflation of ‘the best minds’ with ‘the dudes who are best at math’ continues, unabated. (via joncrowley)
When I try to answer the phone professionally
Strange to watch The New York Times publicly contemplate its own existence.– Newspaper Industry Is Running Out of Time to Adapt to Digital Future by Dustin Curtis
The BlackBerry Car by Dustin Curtis →
“Finally, I’d like to ask you for a prediction: Where will RIM be in one year from now? In July of 2013, what will I be writing about RIM and BlackBerry? I think you will be writing that you are surprised by the performance and the user experience of the BlackBerry 10 product, that it helps you achieve your daily objectives but also have fun. By then you will see that this is a true mobile...
To me that is the pinnacle of technology — when the technology disappears...– Jack Dorsey, Square (via sequoiacapital)
Startups, according to Matt Daniels
Me: What about Rapha?
Matt: Rapha isn't a startup.
Me: Wait, what the fuck is a startup, then?
Matt: It's a company in search of a business model.
Matt: People think it's a company that has yet to make it into the mainstream.
Matt: It's a company that isn't making money.
Matt: It's a company that is making money but not in the way they think they should be making money.