Super Bowl “Squares” Analysis
I’ve heard of a few people playing a game for the Super Bowl where you put your name in a square on a 10×10 grid. Each column and row gets a random number, 0-9. The last digit of the score… [More]
The Book Cover that Judges You
My aim was to create a book cover that is human and approachable-hi-tech. If you approach the book, the face recognition system picks up your face and starts scanning it for signs of “judgement”. If you’re over excited or your face… [More]
Twitter Now Syndicating Promoted Tweets
For example, let’s say Nissan is running a Promoted Tweet campaign on Twitter, but also trying to reach similar audience on a mobile application like Flipboard. Through this new partnership, Nissan could run a Promoted Tweet campaign on Twitter, with… [More]
You Are Not A Content Creator
YouTube is not a video company. […] They’re an advertising company Jonathan Mann, the guy behind A Song a Day, has a great perspective on the artists who create videos, songs, images, and everything else.
Why Jeff Williams is Apple’s Unsung Hero
Ever wonder how Apple was able to go from shipping 10 million iPhones in the whole of 2008 to 74 million in the past quarter alone, without missing a beat? That would be Jeff Williams, the guy Fortune once called… [More]
Computer generated characters have always been a challenge. Making them look and move like a believable organic beings has taken decades to perfect. Over the years, the tools and artist have evolved to face these challenges that are only limited… [More]
Junior Designers vs. Senior Designers: Illustrated
I like words a lot. But sometimes a few sketches communicate a point more simply and memorably. Leave it to a designer to make their point so well through a drawing.
I’ve previously, in one of the first ever posts on Stratechery, tried to figure out why it is that people keep getting Apple so wrong; I chalked it up to an over-reliance on modeling and magical manager syndrome. And, while… [More]
Apple, The Oil Company?
The iPhone will eventually fade as all businesses do. But as Apple proved with the iPod, they know how to use a phenomenon to fuel the search for the next one. The iPhone may give them a decade to do… [More]
Why Developers Hate Being Interrupted
Developers can appear very unproductive at times, sitting staring at the screen with our headphones on and very little in the way of keyboard clackety-tap. This however is when we are doing our thinking, when we are building up, adding… [More]