Monday, March 24, 2014
“Why didn’t you tell me what you could afford?”

cameronmoll:

Mike Monteiro, recalling a trip to the car dealership as a teenager:

There are two things I’ll never forget from the following interaction. The first was the look of embarrassment on my father’s face as he realized he needed to tell the salesman he couldn’t afford the car, which, in my father’s eyes was akin to failing as a provider. The second was the salesman’s reply.

'Why didn’t you tell me what you could afford?'

Not everyone knows what their budget is. And that’s ok. It just means we’ll discuss a few options. Some below your price range, some above. It’ll take a little longer.

But if you know what your budget is; let us know. It’ll save us all from having to look at everything on the lot.

Also applicable: Why didn’t the salesman ask what you could afford?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

bobbycaputo:

FONT MEN IS THE DOCUMENTARY EVERY TYPEFACE FAN NEEDS TO SEE

Font Men is a short, behind-the-scenes look at the once most powerful type design studio in the world. The work of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones has been used by the Wall Street Journal, the President of the United States, and many, many more. This short video takes you inside their process. Watch it and learn the importance of “O,” “H,” and “D.”

Friday, March 14, 2014
fastcodesign:

How Google’s Redesigned Search Results Augur A More Beautiful Web
"The bigger takeaway is that the web really is growing more beautiful, as it evolves from a series of indexed hyperlinks to a series of experiences where text and images blend seamlessly."
More> Co.Design

fastcodesign:

How Google’s Redesigned Search Results Augur A More Beautiful Web

"The bigger takeaway is that the web really is growing more beautiful, as it evolves from a series of indexed hyperlinks to a series of experiences where text and images blend seamlessly."

More> Co.Design

How much of the early Internet do you remember?

pewresearch:

Do you recognize any of these?

  • Archie
  • Napster
  • Geocities
  • Friendster
  • This:
     image

We’ve time-traveled to the birth of the Web 25 years ago and come up with some major milestones. Explore the timeline.

Thursday, March 13, 2014
webbys:

Safe to say we’re all still drunk.

webbys:

Safe to say we’re all still drunk.

(Source: twitter.com)

fastcompany:

Have you always wanted to try out a standing desk but didn’t want to commit? This recyclable model is assembled without any glue or fasteners and costs only $65. 

More> This Cheap, Strong Cardboard Standing Desk Will Let You Ditch Your Deadly Office Sitting

What a great idea!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
newsweek:

The world is celebrating the 25th birthday of the Web on Wednesday, and that’s because 25 years ago a proposal was written describing the basis for what would become the system of linked pages on which users read this article.
In March 1989, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee wrote the proposal for a “global hypertext system,” which would eventually become the World Wide Web. That proposal can be seen in its original form online. At first, the point of the Web was to simply to improve the communication and management of information at the organization where Berners-Lee worked — CERN the European nuclear research group.
But eventually Berners-Lee realized that the Web could be used for much more.
LA Times: World Wide Web proposal was submitted 25 years ago today)

newsweek:

The world is celebrating the 25th birthday of the Web on Wednesday, and that’s because 25 years ago a proposal was written describing the basis for what would become the system of linked pages on which users read this article.

In March 1989, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee wrote the proposal for a “global hypertext system,” which would eventually become the World Wide Web. That proposal can be seen in its original form online. At first, the point of the Web was to simply to improve the communication and management of information at the organization where Berners-Lee worked — CERN the European nuclear research group.

But eventually Berners-Lee realized that the Web could be used for much more.

LA Times: World Wide Web proposal was submitted 25 years ago today)

What we’re playing in the office today.

(Source: Spotify)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
What will the Internet look like in 2025?

(Source: pewresearch)

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