Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.I’m Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work
In particular, the thing that the New York Times is interested in learning is: what makes for a good long-term relationship with a reader?New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins On The Way We Create And Consume Content Now | Fast Company | Business Innovation
This is so powerful, surprising and enlightening. “Leaves of Grass” is as important as The Constitution. Buckle up, friends, then go pick up Whitman again.
“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.”
Play is a very good word for my attitude, even towards making a symbol that has to stand for a company—arriving at that symbol is still a form of play.7 Questions For Logo Design Legend Ivan Chermayeff | Co.Design | business design
Sometimes when people ask what I do for a living, I am tempted to say that I write emails.Riding the Juggernaut That Left Print Behind - NYTimes.com
Thank you. And you’re welcome.
IBM and Apple have been working together on the venture for several months, and they are jointly working on more than 100 business software programs developed exclusively for Apple’s iOS operating system and for use on iPhones and iPads. The applications will be tailored for use in industries including retail, health care, transportation, banking, insurance and telecommunications.Apple Joins With IBM on Business Software - NYTimes.com
The announcer is British? If he starts using the metric system, I’m done. Foreigners shouldn’t be allowed on American television.Things Ann Coulter Said While Watching The U.S.-Germany Game : The New Yorker
If you want people to rally, you have to give them something to rally around. They need a product or an idea or a value to believe in.Microsoft Needs a Real Plan, Not a Memo | Gadget Lab | WIRED
I understand this much better now.
I am not joking when I say: it is easier to read Ulysses than it is to read the Internet. Because at least Ulysses has an end, an edge. Ulysses can be finished. The Internet is never finished.2013: The Year ‘the Stream’ Crested - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic
Really liking this song from this band. On Letterman.
It’s a movement, people: #tablessThursday
Shakespeare combined the Greek honor code (thou shalt avenge the murder of thy father) with the Christian mercy code (thou shalt not kill) to create the torn figure of Hamlet. Picasso combined the traditions of European art with the traditions of African masks. Saul Bellow combined the strictness of the Jewish conscience with the free-floating go-getter-ness of the American drive for success.The Creative Climate - NYTimes.com