It may be that I’m wrong. That in 10 years, all the design work will center around services and systems. That we’ll all be strategists and the detailed product design work will be done by algorithms and robots. But until then, there’s a great need and a great desire for designers who can craft the products we use every day, digital and physical. Keep making those.
"When I was young there were beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Gangsters. Now you’re a hacktivist. Which I would probably be if I was 20. Shuttin’ down MasterCard. But there’s no look to that lifestyle! Besides just wearing a bad outfit with bad posture. Has WikiLeaks caused a look? No! I’m mad about that. If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, it seems to me he should at least have an outfit for that."
I don’t know what it is, but I know it’s very important.
Some architects think architecture is the stuff that matters. It is not; I do not want to talk about architecture. What matters more is the time that we find ourselves living in. That’s the only place architecture ever really lives.
Right-wingers moaned about the whole thing being a waste of money, ugly, useless and getting in the way of cars.
Left-wingers whined about how they should really be planting trees instead of steel things, and how offensive it was to even be discussing such things, given what’s going on in Gaza.
These days, it’s the architects, dressed in black, who are the tribe of nomads.
The Facebook algorithms—what used to be called Edgerank—must factor in birthday engagement (yes, I cringed typing that) when calculating the affinity score of the relationships of users.
The oldest, shortest words— “yes” and “no”— are those which require the most thought.
If you just hate food, I can pretty confidently say Soylent is the solution for you. Otherwise, it’s mainly a great reminder of why food is awesome: it looks good, it tastes great, and it brings us together. No pitcher of Soylent is ever going to do that.