It’s very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.
- Jonathan Ive
The design of an OS neither starts nor stops at its icons.
You want to redesign an OS? Step 1: go build it first.
If you are working from your inbox, you are working on other people’s priorities
— Donald Rumsfeld (via fred-wilson)
Take big risks and take big challenges. The worst thing that can happen is that you learn.
We asked Jason Sosa, founder of IMRSV, one of Time.com’s 10 startups to watch in 2013, what advice he’d give to people trying to get a startup off the ground.
IMRSV is the company behind Cara, a software that allows developers to turn any webcam into a real-time video analytics sensor. In a fast-food restaurant, it could track how many people are standing in line. In a house, it could help control the temperature based on who is home. It could even monitor a driver’s attention, alerting him if he falls asleep…
Over the past year or two, skeuomorphism has become the new Comic Sans. Just name-drop this esoteric technical term into polite conversation (always dismissively, of course—and don’t worry, you don’t have to really understand what it means), and you will conveniently establish your bona fides as someone in possession of refined taste and proper opinions. Because everyone who knows anything about design knows that skeuomorphism is, like, the worst.
This, I can appreciate.
Apple is still Apple. Go!
Emberjs is worth a try now.