That blogger also demonstrates his linguistic ignorance when he explains that he likes to be an arsehole whenever somebody uses the term ‘internet’ to mean ‘my access to the internet’ instead of the internet itself. As in ‘the internet isn’t working’.
I mean, just how stupid do you have to be to not realise that almost everybody who says this knows very well that the entire internet hasn’t stopped working? It’s analogous to saying ‘the TV channels aren’t working’ when your cable TV set-top box is on the fritz. It doesn’t mean you think those channels aren’t broadcasting. It means that you don’t have access to any of them.
It isn’t just stupid to misunderstand language like this, it demonstrates a wilful ignorance of spoken English, wilful because he’s clearly heard the phrase often enough to understand what people are actually trying to say.
“So what’s preventing advertisers from understanding the ROI of mobile advertising? Two things: (1) consumer shopping behavior on smartphones, and (2) fragmentation of consumer Internet usage. The first item affects the digital conversion rates that advertisers see from mobile device usage; the second item affects the ability to measure conversions from mobile devices.”
I know that the world of icon creation can get sticky really fast for both users and designers. There’s not a clear line between visuals the universal mind understands, and visuals that require prior knowledge or context. Either way, the continuation of the illustration-as-information remains a critical part of our human experience in the physical world, as well as our (accessible) online one. The NounProject is an exceptional example of aspiration in this department. “The Noun Project is building a global visual language that everyone can understand. We want to enable our users to visually communicate anything to anyone.” They don’t want to talk about blind people as humans, but that’s ok – it’s clear what their goals are and they’re admirable. And as Khoi says, they’re having fun. Anyone can throw some work on Dribble, NounProject is crowd-sourcing design for good.
i don’t even know why i did that
i guess i thought it was one of those little ice cream cakes
you know the kind that they shape to look like cars or whatever
that shit was disgusting
hey do we have any ice cream cakes though
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My dear friend and notable wedding photographer Ashley Garmon has officially launched her new business today: Heirloom Hangers. I was lucky enough to get married last fall when some prototypes were being crafted right here in Austin, and you can see it above. The hangers are all hand-crafted and feature a hook that is designed to rotate completely. This in addition to your custom engraving makes each hanger a unique and truly one-of-a-kind gift for bridesmaids, family, friends, etc. The idea was born after years of shooting weddings and being amazed at what passed as an appropriate hanger for wedding gowns. Most can’t hold the weight, and almost none are classy enough to be featured in photos. Nevermind keeping a dress protected after the big day. Would also make a wonderful bridal shower gift – before a dress is even chosen! Go shopping and share will all your friends: Heirloom.
I am considering ordering another for every day that says, “Beyonce’s Best Friend” and so far Ashley has not shot this dream down.
A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that’s just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it’s a joke.
Magazine Advertisement for Interiors: 1960; Magazine Advertisement: 1956. More at Herman Miller.
It’s just an accident that we happen to be on earth, enjoying our silly little moments, distracting ourselves as often as possible so we don’t have to really face up to the fact that, you know, we’re just temporary people with a very short time in a universe that will eventually be completely gone. And everything that you value, whether it’s Shakespeare, Beethoven, da Vinci, or whatever, will be gone. The earth will be gone. The sun will be gone. There’ll be nothing. The best you can do to get through life is distraction. Love works as a distraction. And work works as a distraction. You can distract yourself a billion different ways. But the key is to distract yourself.
More at Esquire
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