Little Manhattan: Japanese artist Yutaka Sone carved this painstakingly detailed re-creation of Manhattan out of marble, referencing both Google Earth and primary photographic research conducted via helicopter rides over the city. It’s roughly two feet wide, eight feet long and three feet tall — and it’s probably incredibly heavy as a result. The sculpture will be on exhibit in New York at...
∞ Kindle Fire will be successful, but it’s not an...
∞ Kindle Fire will be successful, but it’s not an iPad killer: The companies that have to worry about the Kindle Fire are other Android-based tablet-makers. They are in real trouble at this point because they’ve already shown they can’t compete on the high-end with the iPad and now I don’t think they’ll be able to compete on the low-end with the Kindle Fire. (Via The Loop)
✚ The Kindle Fire
✚ The Kindle Fire: Towards the bottom of the list of things you can do with the Kindle Fire you’ll see that you can also check email and read PDFs. I guess my point isn’t that email and PDF viewing is something Amazon threw in just because, but that they are not emphasizing these some of the main features of the Fire. The Fire is a portable media center, not a portable computer. And that is...
When you hold a book in your hand, nothing will happen unless you work to make...– Jonathan Franzen, from Perchance to Dream, his 1996 essay for Harper’s, which I mentioned last week. Interesting to find this quote in the afterglow of Facebook’s announcement of its “friction-less sharing.” Any physicist knows that it’s impossible to exist in a frictionless universe, and that...
This data seems to support the hypothesis that Android users are...– Possession Versus Utilization
Apple’s implicit message is simple: “We know what’s best. If you do things our...– Customer culture
Agenda - iPhone and iPad Calendar Application →
minimalmac: The App Store’s favorite iPhone calendar app… now on the iPad too…and as a Universal app! This is a fantastic update to the best calendar app available for iOS. The new iPad version includes a gorgeous week view in the style of my favorite Mac calendar application of all time – The dearly departed Now Up-to-Date. Also, it’s on sale for a limited time for only $.99. It’s worth...
In Holland, we have two words for design. One is vormgeving; in German...– Gert Dumbar (via banquethall)
American McCarver: The man who destroyed baseball →
americanmccarver: During the 6th inning of yesterday’s Phillies v Marlins game Hunter Pence hit a towering shot to right field. Marlins right-fielder Bryan Petersen made a valiant effort to leap for the ball as it headed towards the wall. At this point two idiots (I won’t call them fans. Fans watch the game….