Archive for September, 2006

“You Must Take Some Risk to Create Something New”

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

In talking with a colleague at work the other day, I was trying to make a point that I think people are becoming interested in other countries, other cultures, other ways of life because of how accessible the Net has made it. And I was using an amazing Volvo site I had seen a couple years ago as my example of how the Net allows us to get a taste of a place or a way of doing things.

This morning I found the site again, and had to blog it. Take a look for yourself. Then go here to see a Flash movie about the ad agency that made it. One of the agency’s bosses makes a pithy comment at the end that just resonates:

“You must take some risk to create something new.”



Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Very light and cool Dashboard widget from MAYA Design, an interesting design firm in Pittsburgh.

WSJ: Facebook in talks for a buyout

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

$1B is a lot of money…

WSJ article

Amp’d Mobile gets 50,000 subscribers

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Amp’d gets to 50,000 subscribers.

Favorite Newspaper?

Monday, September 18th, 2006

What newspaper do you read more? Even if your favorite isn’t here, help me test out this feature on Killersurvey by trying it out:

Updated 1:15 pm – new code for the summary here below. Click to see if it works.

Here’s the running total:

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Vik’s Blog about Filmmaking

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

My good friend Vik Yashpal just started a blog on his experience making his first film, Trade Offs. Over the course of the last couple years, Vik’s told me about some of the challenges he ran into making his movie completely independently. Independent, as in, with only some books and raw drive to get him through. His first entry talks about some of that, but it only scratches the surface. There’s quite an amazing story there. (Hmm, third film Vik?)

I hope he shares some of his stories about making the film, but I also hope he tells us what it’s like as he develops more scripts and starts making his second movie.

Head on over for a look.

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“Bicycle for our minds”

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

I’ve thought now since I bought a Mac that my thinking … how to say this … is better. Clearer. Is it any surprise when Macs are designed — really designed — by a guy who says things like this (watch this short video; it’s worth it).

via the inimitable Garr Reynolds and his Presentation Zen.

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Apple Movies?

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Techcrunch this morning says BusinessWeek is adding legitimacy to the rumors that Apple is launching movie downloads from iTunes midmonth.