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A little souvenir

March 26th, 2015 No comments

 

 

A Little Souvenir

A little souvenir from the German/French Arte tv documentary:
Wünsche werden wahr. Die Entstehung des Kaufhauses
(whishes come true – the rise of the department store)
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“The customer is not dependant on us – we are dependant on her.”

“The customer is not bothersome, she doesn’t disrupt our work, it is her what it’s all about.”

“We don’t do her a favour when we serve her. She does us a service when she offers the opportunity to serve her.”

Aristide Boucicaut, Bon Marché

 

 

This Idea must die

March 2nd, 2015 Comments off

 

A compendium of answers Edge founder John Brockman collected by posing his annual question — “What scientific idea is ready for retirement?”

“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,” — Charles Darwin.

A catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.

 

 

Much effort and rigor goes into what idea we must dispose of. Is it time to consider that in the early 21. century we are picking up where the age of enlightenment left of in the 18th Century?

A belief that animals where without foresight and empathy is what we fifty-somethings grew up with.
We believed that fishes won’t feel pain since they were not equipped with a voice we could understand.

Read in full by Maria Popova.

 

 

terrible

February 25th, 2015 Comments off

 

 

LIFE IS, OF COURSE, TERRIBLE.

 

 

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German design walking dead

February 23rd, 2015 Comments off

 

 

PRODUKT GESTALTUNG

 

 

Clean the ocean

 

 

L'eaundry

 

 

Was it Anthony Bourdain who during a tv sequel on Germany suggested,
that they are all dead?

 

 

Terrible!

As long as our perception is dominated by digital, “terrible” must be the most used word in front of any display. Huge praise for German television, many stations are set on transformation in early 21. century.

 

 

Clear

A welcome best practice demonstration of German design from Hamburg. Product design by design agency Korefe. Subtle and simplistic as is, it clearly stands out from the over-ambitioned design confusion are confronted with on the supermarket shelves.

Today more than ever, design offers a passage to integrated marketing. Design is a more capable a problem solver where politics, education and businesses have lost their way.

 

 

People simply want it more simple

People have problems and businesses are here to solve problems (Ana Anjelica). When a product on a shelf, piled with design cluttered products, get’s our attention for its lack of design, then it resolves into behaviour (Naoto Fukasawa), gets taken of the shelf and brought to the cashiers.

 

 

Could you order a small breakfast in Paris?

February 22nd, 2015 Comments off

 

 

Coquetier «Le Lotus Bleu»

 

 

Service petit Déjeuner « Le Lotus Bleu »

 

 

Hugh Hicks Sargent said, you are accomplished if you can order a small breakfast in Paris. Cliquez ici.

 

 

Hemingway goes offline

February 21st, 2015 Comments off

 

 

Author Ernest Hemingway ©Earl Theisen:Getty Images

 

 

The popular and well perceived Hemingway editor (The New YorkerFast Company) gives english language writers a nudge. It pokes you to write clear concise prose the heming way. You can use it online or get your copy at the app store.

 

 

Pet project

January 17th, 2015 Comments off

 

 

 

U N R E A L     T O U R N A M E N T

Calling all 99ers

 

A few Unreal teamsters are placing their bets on an UT99 Renaissance. Simply by updating their media to an international web standard.

 

 

 

The slow web

January 15th, 2015 Comments off

 

 

Suddenly I felt the sensation of longing for a French come back

 

 

In the following of what happened in Paris and its rapid succession, it occured, that an acceleration took place and reduced the space which the spreading of the information took, although it analog spread from Paris onto France and Europe, onto the entire world.

The world is getting smaller and the distance for news to travel is getting shorter. While a digital fact, you would like to believe that the people analog would get closer to one another.

 

 

Knoten

 

 

Few weeks ago, I suddenly felt a desire for France to come back, and here it is with the assault on Charlie Hesbo, in sharp contrast to Peteski’s laconic, recurring, silly motives with the caption »Paris n’existe pas«.

 

 

Knoten

 

 

The faster the web , the more opportunity for anyone who faces a computer display for most of the day, to take the time you feel fit for work at hand. You work at your own pace, not only to achieve the best results, but to actually enjoy space and time granted for doing and getting done what consumes you and you do it so it happens at our fullest satisfaction.

If, as I like to place my bets on, the web favors a continuation of the age of enlightenment in 18. Century, in the early 21. Century, then peace enters as a consequence of excitement and uproar.

With the increase of speed in knowledge transfer, people gain on time to enable them to manage.

 

 

The slow web

It’s a slow web, that allows for the time you need, to do and get done as you see fit.

You respond to incoming mail when you see fit, and you respond to a knock at the door only if you see fit for the visitor and a visit is welcome.

 

 

Sharing sciences

December 31st, 2014 Comments off

 

 

Research Gate is for Scientists

 

 

60% of the 8 million scientists from all over the world, are now sharing knowledge on Research Gate. The Berlin based social network dedicated to scientists.

 

 

Software as it used to be

December 16th, 2014 Comments off

 

 

Scotch Plaid Flannel, our unofficial uniform of Christmas morning. #LLBean #plaid

A photo posted by L.L.Bean (@llbean) on

 

 


Some waves as they finally break on shore as they used to.

Voices are being heard, that the perpetual beta state has never justified the launch of half-ready products on the market. Software should again be as it used to be, a final packaged good and turn key application ready and reliably performing for professional use.

 

 

Pixelmator for Mac and iPad

 

 

Affinity professinal publishing suite by Serif Europe Ltd.

 

 

Remember the days before the internet and the Apple store became a reality? When software came ready made in packages? When it didn’t take months after you purchased the software for it to be tweaked so you could start using it after another purchase of version 2.0? When software was financed by its price tag and not by in-app added purchases and advertising. When customers were respected, instead of trading their data behind their backs, stealing their address books and reporting every push of a button to third parties, all while you were harassed with facebook likes and evaluations buggers? Affinity Designer seems to come from such former times. It’s good software brought to completion before it hits the shelves and it comes without loop holes – something, I haven’t seen in a long time. Thanks. Whatever you put out next, I’ll buy it.

Translation of German user comment re. Affinity Designer by rbq on Nov 14, 1014
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