- Meet Brian J. Hogan, the dude who stole the iPhone 4 and sold it Gizmodo.
- Also, a handy flow chart of the whole Gizmodo iPhone 4 drama.
- And, finally, because I have to: Steve Jobs’ kiss off letter to Flash.
- Much like crack, students go through withdrawal when they can’t access social media.
- An interview with Threadless’ VP of Marketing on the eve of their 10th Anniversary.
- The worst of sci-fi/fantasy book covers. The best of the worst? I Sing the Body Electric.
- Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the world for 2010. Once again they forgot me. (and Yahoo collects the five people from the list you’ve never heard of).
- Website teaches kids not to get suckered by ads. This reminds me of the girls I nannied for while I was in college. They begged for some Chips Ahoy cookies of some sort because there was supposed to be a party in each bite. “Uh, there’s no party in my mouth,” one of them said upon tasting the regular old cookie. She was crushed.
- Rock it old school: stickers to make your mac look like a typewriter. I wonder if they can make it so you get that delicious clicking sound and a ding when you reach the end of a line.
- Related to the last: beautiful, beautiful advertisements for Olivetti typewriters.
- Leslie Buck, designer of the iconic NY Greek coffee cup, died.
- The saga of forgotten brands and their logos.
Tag Archives: Threadless
I really liked the 37signals piece on Defensive Design and anticipating where your customers/clients might slip-up and designing so that when they do slip-up it doesn’t have serious repercussions.
Ad Freak is enamored with Colle + McVoy’s new take on the Minnesota Lottery drawings.
The 90-9-1 Principle is about how users tends to participate in online social communities. The overarching theory is that 90% of the people lurk, 9% will add to something already created, and 1% actually do the creation. Interesting reading. [via]
Three Minds asks what’s next for Information Architects?
Web Controversy of the Week: Moms vs. Motrin. I don’t know about you, but I love this kind of stuff. It fascinates me on so many levels. First of all, I am surprised that people are paying such close attention to Motrin’s Web site. Second, I think this is a lesson in how fast a community can organize, especially when you piss off the moms. Third, it gives anyone who works in or with the media a real-life example of how to deal with a very public backlash against you.
Feeling a little MacGyvery? Try to make your own speakers using a few paper cups and some ear buds.
Speaking of, the Vitamin piece “Tables: The next evolution in CSS Layout” compares Web designers to modern-day MacGyvers.
Okay, I saw this all over the Internet this week, but it took me until like the sixth mention to actually watch the video. It’s a viral marketing video for Guitar Hero featuring a a kid playing “Prisoner of Society” by The Living End on his bike. You have to watch to understand it. It’s pretty cool (even if it is a big ol’ advertisement).
So what were you reading on the Internet this week?