Years ago, the day after I first held an iPad in my hand, I bought (more) stock in Apple. The iPad itself remains my favorite device to browse the web – there is no experience quite like touching the internet. My mom, once a netbook user, is now on her second iPad. With the exception […]
It’s hard not to be inspired after watching this video about a bed-bound graffiti writer with ALS learning to use eye-tracking software to create new works. Even better, the software is open source. I met with Evan Roth of the Graffiti Research Lab six (6!!!) years ago around when this blog was just finding its […]
I sat down with Khoi Vinh, former Design Director of NYTimes.com, to discuss the subject that has made his work most noteworthy: the grid. And in his case the “g” almost deserves to be capitalized. The result is an illuminating conversation about Khoi’s plans for the future, first interest in the field of design, and […]
These two kids were riding across from me on the train today. One had their dad’s iPhone, the other was playing a game on the iPad. The fact that some people refuse to regard that device as a game-changer baffles the mind. update: A day later I overheard the following on an elevator: one of […]
The Western Digital My Book hard drive is, to use the technical term, “the wackest piece of shit I have ever owned.” The next time you are thinking of buying one, don’t, then remember to thank your cousin Raaf for the advice.