Roman Krznaric explores a few very powerful ideas within his book ‘How To Find Fulfilling Work’.
Both the “Confusion is perfectly normal” and “Act first, reflect later” ideas are really things I am already doing without thinking too much about it.
There’s a bunch of great take aways in under 15 minutes. I’m very interested to know which thoughts rang most true to your heart, so please share your feelings about this talk!
@jaffathecake (Jake Archibald) writes ‘with a moderate amount of fury’ about how progressive enhancement is still very much the smart way to go if you’re building websites that you want to work optimally & in as many environments as possible.
Read the entire rant (which is actually a really well written piece): http://jakearchibald.com/2013/progressive-enhancement-still-important/
Excellent @fastcompany article by @StevenTepper, explaining exactly the reasons why I am so happy to have received an ‘artsy’ education (even though I am a M.Sc.).
Organizations far and wide—perhaps even yours—will compete intensely for workers who are adaptable, resourceful, and can quickly learn and apply new skills to a variety of challenges. Where can you find such workers?
One answer runs counter to much conventional wisdom: Ask an artist.
During my MIT-Medialabs-inspired two-year Master ‘Media Technology’ at Leiden University, I got experience using and developing just the skills that are described here:
The artist is a builder, an engineer, a research analyst, a human relations expert, a project manager, a communications specialist, and a salesman. The artist is all of those and more—combined with the imagination of an inventor and the courage of an explorer.
Read the complete article: FastCompany - Is an MFA the new MBA?
Steve Jobs introducing WiFi 14 years ago: Wireless Connectivity we now all take for granted. Love the tongue in cheek nod to magic tricks.
(1999) Steve Jobs Introduces The World to WiFi
Just look at that response over something we take completely for granted now just 14 years later.
Love the camera man over-the-shoulder as the way to show it on the big screen.
And the hula hoop — look ma, no wires! — is just a brilliant, Steve Jobs touch.
Seriously smart marketing. Generating Colour Patterns for custom Nike shoes from Instagram pics.
When to use a QR Code.
I do remember seeing a good use recently, I think it involved mobile payment with BitCoins, by scanning a QR code on your mobile from a ‘cash register’ screen (in that case an iPad). But whenever RFID is common, the QR Code will lose all its relevance?
Decision tree for using a QR code
I feel like the QR code is the litmus test for whether your ‘digital experts’ are actually digital experts.
(Although, I have seen some data that suggests that they work in a few specific situations.)
The official announcement over at the Chromium blog
Verry funnily written, this piece warns you about making misinformed statements about the impact of the introduction of Blink.
Insightful and funny post detailing some insider thoughts.
I think this deviation from the webkit ‘standard’ will only spur innovation, without bringing back too much browser issues (like in the IE6 days). Or at least, that’s what I hope :)
So, what do you think?
[update] Also pretty interesting to know that Mozilla is working with Samsung on another new rendering effort, called Servo, in the form of a brand new browser engine built with Rust & Servo. John Gruber of @daringfireball says:
It would be a win for everyone if Servo did to WebKit what WebKit did to Gecko.