“Paper is interesting,” says Limor Fried, founder of Adafruit, “Once you commit to using something physical to display data, you tend to think about it more.” —A Look at the Tiny-Printer Trend via Wired
The most apt description of hip young crowds I’ve ever read: “A rowdy bunch on the whole, they were most of them so violently individualistic as to be practically interchangeable.” —The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy.
“A novel is that rare place where you can simultaneously find yourself and lose yourself.” —Stephen Parolini on Twitter.
How is Julia Child so effin quotable? Found this past week: “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” And even better: “I think every woman should have a blowtorch.”
From the Theorizing the Web conference, I learned that Google has folklorists on their marketing team.
From Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer:
“The world is full of natural outsiders, except we don’t call them outsiders; we refer to them as young people.”
“Knowledge can be a subtle curse. When we learn about the world, we also learn all the reasons why the world cannot be changed. We get used to our failures and imperfections. We become numb to the possibility of something new. In fact, the only way to remain creative over time—to not be undone by our expertise—is to experiment with ignorance, to stare at things we don’t fully understand.”