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Stuff I'm reading, looking at, listening to, quotes and other scraps.

08 June 2015

“There is no separate digital world. Software acts on the world around us. Software acts in the world with us. It is material to be designed with. Make it evident. Make it beautiful.” 

Matt Jones

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08 June 2015
Lines, circles, letters, characters.
Ay, these are those that Faustus most desires.

Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

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08 June 2015
When you’re thinking of a new idea, ask yourself if it’s something the Italian everyman could understand.” I asked him what he meant. He said, “You know those old Italian men who gather on Sundays in Piazza Signori in Treviso, wearing their top hats and suits? If you can go up to one of those men and, in your bad Italian, communicate your idea—and if he can understand your idea, respond to it, and think it’s interesting—then you’ve almost certainly hit on something strong and universal. If you can’t do that, then you may have hit on something strong and universal, but your chances are a little bit lower.

— Jonathan Harris on The Great Discontent (TGD)

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08 June 2015

“Make machines the slaves instead of the masters of men”

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08 June 2015
I think a novel is never worth writing unless it’s answering an important question for the person writing it.

@harikunzru

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08 June 2015
What works well and feels good will eventually start looking good. But not everything that looks good, feels good or works well.

iA

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