[Photograph of New York City subway rider by Walker Evans.]
He once told me that the creation of a character “starts with looking at all the people on the subway, figuring out how they…
Jackie Gleason on creating a character
Self control, bravery and generosity – the three marks of a “Great Heart” according to the Sioux.
“People who cannot distinguish between good and bad language, or who regard the distinction as unimportant, are unlikely to think carefully about anything else.”
B. R. Myers The Atlantic April…
Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879) was an influential…
I just posted this to my UI design class discussion board:
“Two years ago, Calvin Trillin wrote an article for the New Yorker about Shopsin’s, an eccentric eatery in the West Village with about 9 billion menu items… Shopsin’s has moved to another Village location since the article came out, but they’ve still got that big old menu. If you dare, feast your eyes on a tour de force of outsider information design, all 11 pages of the Shopsin’s General Store menu…” http://www.kottke.org/04/08/shopsins-menu
This link, however, will NEVER find its way to Blackboard (turn the volume up REAL LOUD):
The problem we always return to is bandwidth. Bandwidth, bandwidth, bandwidth. Who would not prefer to pootle along the country lanes in a flowered gypsy caravan, rather than blast down the motorway in a colossal juggernaut? Trouble is, when you’ve a certain number of deliveries to make a van just isn’t big enough. Bandwidth, bandwidth, bandwidth. I sound like a 30s schoolgirl with a lisp. Bandwidth, bandwidth, bandwidth. What is she saying? Something to do with sandwiches perhaps? Or bandits. Bandits eating sandwiches and wearing bandages? We’ll never know.
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