Wired on Adaptive Path

October 06, 2014

Wired:

And now Adaptive Path, slayer of conference decks, destroyer of established ways of doing things, is a division of Visa or something.

Ouch.

(I’m equally weirded out by the move, though. No idea why they’d do it, but I’m not on the inside and they must have had their reasons.)

Chimero's Boring Futures

October 03, 2014

Frank Chimero:

Ten years after the introduction of Google’s self-driving car, it still shows ads for businesses in other cities. Everyone complains, but we’d be terrified if the ads were too good. There’s a mutual interest to retard the platform.

What a great post. I’ve been thinking about something similar for a while—except that the present is equally fucked up to warrant a post like that.

Inherent Vice

October 01, 2014

Everyday life is so full of gloom and doom it’s amazing to watch the trailer for something so beautifully dumb:

Ello

September 30, 2014

Over the weekend, Ello, a “different” social network with a manifesto, and an ideological foundation in the opposite direction of Facebook’s, went viral. I apparently signed up for a preview a while ago, so I have an account as well.

My initial thoughts mostly circled around their graphic design (which I love!), but since there’s so few people using it, I didn’t find much use for it. I’m actually still unsure what I should post there.

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Svpply is riding into the sunset, for now

June 25, 2014

I am pretty bummed that Svpply is being sunsetted by Ebay, and I wholeheartedly agree with Craig Williams’ sentiment here:

Svpply created navigation patterns that have been widely used (overused?) since, but at they time the app was as fresh as it gets. When iOS7 showed up, the app was already right at home. With zero updates in two years, it still feels absolutely current today.

Svpply has had a huge influence on my design style, and sense of design as a whole. Simple, easily accessible and modern.

I will miss it.

(Well, until Ben Pieratt reveals these other plans he is working on.)