I came across this profile of Anker in my bookmarks. Really great profile from The Verge. I remember purchasing my first Anker battery years go and thinking – get out of the way other accessory companies! I am an Anker fan now. Love Anker! Great story too! Steven Yang quit his job at Google in … Continue reading Anker
But you wouldn’t know it by the looks of things in the technology, software and startup scene. Last night as I was catching up on some reading, got a tweet from David Crow about a new accelerator in Montreal Founder Fuel: I thought that’s bloody awesome. I wish there were so many accelerators a decade … Continue reading Women can do anything!
“Luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity.” Translation: An elegant product doesn’t necessarily need a lot of features (ornateness), but the features it does have need to work fluidly and be well thought through (absence of vulgarity). There can’t be gaffs. If Chanel were a product designer – Hugo … Continue reading On feature quality vs. quantity
“No one has the right to spend their life without being offended” The book: The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman. Awesome. via Signal vs Noise Continue reading
I do this because I love to do it. or great local communities engaged with creative commons projects (openStreetMap.org). 13 Free web apps to simplify designer’s work life – including TinEye! BackType lands seed funding. Go BackType. Awesome to see a Ycombinator Canadian success story unfolding. My free software hero Benjamin Mako Hill A Slate … Continue reading Monday reading
Yes I am still sick. This is sad. I should really go see a doctor as this insane cough is not going away; but again, why put an end to a great thing: silver lining of being sick? I lost 5 pounds! Catching up on my reading this morning so here are some sweet links. … Continue reading Cough syrup makes a fine breakfast!
There are madeleines in the Idéeplex but by the time you read this they will all be gone. The madeleines were wonderfully baked by Martin! How awesome is that? Madeleines were my childhood snack and starting the day with a madeleine (or two) and a cup of strong coffee will ensure total happiness. Continue reading Madeleines = Happiness
From Smashing Magazine: "The main goal of data visualization is its ability to visualize data" – well no kidding! Nonetheless: great article and fantastic data visualization I had forgotten about. Continue reading Data Visualization
"[…] there’s a huge gulf between a head of state shaking your hand and a minister making a bank transfer." Really? No! Who would have thought? Certainly not the one laptop per child folks! After two-and-a-half years of relentless organizing, product development, and evangelizing, the so-called $100 laptop is ready to go into production in … Continue reading One for you… One for me!
Larry Lessig on the Texas suit against Virgin and Creative Commons I doubt that any court would find the photographer in this case had violated any right of privacy merely by posting a photograph like this on Flickr. Nor would any court, in my view, find a noncommercial use of a photograph like this violative … Continue reading Creative Commons