“As a child I used to be fascinated by Ferraris, but now I’m totally bored by them. To make a car for, say, $40,000 is much harder than making a car for 10 times that amount. A Golf is a work of genius because it’s excellence within constraints. That’s what genius is.” – Malcolm Gladwell.
“If you ever want to find out just how uninteresting you really are, get a job where the quality and frequency of your thoughts determine your livelihood.” – Some thoughts on the real world by one who glimpsed it and fled – Bill Watterson at Kenyon College.
A little boy (maybe 5 years old) wrote to Maurice Sendak telling him how much he loved his books, his drawings, everything about him. As you might imagine, Sendak gets a lot of fan mail, but he was so moved by this one that he wrote the boy back and enclosed an original drawing, just […]
“On the average, A students get 15 minutes more sleep than B students – ‘every fifteen minutes counts’…Edina, MN moved its start time an hour later – the top 10% of graduating class went up 200 SAT points on a 1600 point scale.” – Ashley Merryman at Pop!Tech.
I think I’ve found my costume for this year.
The Fun Theory designs products and experiences that encourages positive actions (saving energy, recycling, etc) by making them more fun.
This should be the first blog I read every day.
I’m very interested in the intersection of fiction (written or filmed) and design, and while science fiction icon Bruce Sterling said recently that “design has more to offer fiction at the moment than literature has to offer design”, I’ve found it extremely valuable as a designer to learn from both writing and the writing process. […]
This looks really interesting, and jives with my own experience surging on climbs with each stroke. The folks at RoadBikeReview are skeptical, as are the commenters at Bicycle Design, but while I admit any energy storage system will lose some amount of power, the benefit of reducing acceleration and deceleration on climbs may be worth […]