many designers are fans of “wabi sabi,” the japanese word for when you get a plant that sheds little needles everywhere and you can’t keep things clean no matter how hard you try
the most important ios dev tip anyone ever gave me was pointing out that there are two sets of docs for every objc class: the documentation, available online, and the headers, accessible in xcode with a cmd-click.
the headers are always better
why are we always disappointed by “tfw no flying cars in 2019”? why are we never disappointed by “tfw no functioning institutions in 2019”?
a non-imagistic semiotic register; to become known not in the image-repertoire, but as a force of nature, to act on lives as if the wind
i love the feeling of “digesting a problem”…all i have to do is read a bunch of things that disagree about an idea, try to reason through and write up my thoughts about them, and get them all tangled up.
then, i go to sleep, i wake up, and—like untying a knot in a cherry-stem—when the thoughts are revealed to me again, they are all clearly resolved and factored.
might start typing with a space before and after each period . i want to imagine typographic conventions that seem subservient to the spoken text .
- do you have a sustainable edge in understanding user needs/your fit with those needs?
- do your existing products help sell your new products?
- when rolling out a new vertical, does it reinforce an infrastructure advantage?
If you can answer all four of these with a firm positive, it’s worth about $100B.