“ Their breadth of knowledge of American garbage culture is astounding. They know all our bad TV shows, all our bad music. They basically are well-versed in two cultures of garbage, so they’re not just super literate and super funny. They’re super knowledgeable in a completely different culture, which I always find impressive. There’s something slightly Shakespearean in their ability to phrase a dick joke, unlike Americans. They really make it sound better. They make it sound intelligent.”
“ Not familiar with Reddit? Just click that link and prepare to walk away from your computer tomorrow at 3 a.m. If you think Facebook is a timesuck, Reddit is an eternal abyss. It’s the best and worst of the internet mixed into a single site and served in bite-sized chunks that gain or lose popularity by users’ votes. It’s democratic ADHD.”
“ Do you think your grandparents had dreams? They worked jobs that suck so much now robots have been invented to do it because those jobs caused cancer. They didn’t moan. They just did it. You lack work ethic, and you’ve watched far too many indie coming of age flicks where the protagonist got that job interview.”
Both of us learned Photoshop on pirated software, yet in the end, we both became wildly profitable customers for Adobe. Ironically, Photoshop itself also eventually became a client of mine, as I lead my old firm’s work with Adobe on Photoshop Express.
But I wonder how the next suburban 15 year old nerd will learn Photoshop. I guess they’ll become GIMP Jockeys. Sad.
Paying the piper, i’m struggling with the concept of rented software.
“ Creepy/delightful really is the the spectrum of the future.”
“ Advocacy is a repeat theme in UX writing, but is borderline irrelevant when working for a product- and design-centric organization. Similarly, when you have internal stakeholders who understand the design process, you don’t need to worry about constantly building consensus. Deliverables like lengthy specs, comprehensive wireframes, and pixel-perfect PSDs are all artifacts from a time when risk-averse clients needed to enforce progress and limit variability. Inside of a product company, these efforts waste time, create politics, and mask responsibility.”
“ We want,” she said, reaching for one of the valley’s most ubiquitous buzzwords, “to disrupt divorce.”
Stop. Just Stop. Honestly.
“ In 1995, this was a shocking problem that people had to learn to deal with. In 2013, it’s basically how Facebook works.”
“ The thing about being my age is that there are certain parts of the modern world that leave you baffled and speechless.”