“Failure is essentially irrelevant unless it is catastrophic” Elon Musk 2020
we all know that reading is dope, but is apple going to transform the reading experience and reignite the fireeeee??? (read fire, with excitement dot dot dot)
so… now that we been waiting since year zero for something like this. apple took their time to slow bake this pie, and make sure its fully roasted before giving us a peek, just so you can drool some more. yes, the technology has been around for some time, but no one yet did master the business model to make it work.
in typical fashion, apple is about to say yes or no on it tomorrow. lets keep our pretty fingers crossed, hope that the fairy tale continues, and watch stevie & co. pull another rabbit out the hat. hopefully apple delivers the scratch …
meanwhile, gizmodo has the geek team on standby (they must be real itchy by now):
“The Apple tablet could change everything. That’s what people are hoping for, revolution. But revolutions don’t actually happen overnight, especially if you’re talking about turning around an entire diseased, lumbering industry, like publishing.”
… linky linky : (Pondering The) Apple Tablet’s Print Revolution
… another leaked Apple product
here is more cake:
“Learn the balance of business and creativity. The job of a successful footwear designer is to balance commercial targets and fashion/innovation. Often these can seem like completely different ends of the spectrum, but the best products service both.”
“Often, in terms of the creative industry, consultants can be categorized into those that offer one of two kinds of services. The first is the “doer” which is your typical freelance designer making sketches, doing CAD, etc. with the end goal of making “things”. To some extent, this is a bottom-up approach that looks at a problem and creates a product as a solution.
The second is approach is a more top-down, strategic process that is guided by a brand’s goals, opportunities and vision. Often, this is titled creative direction. Typical deliverables for these types of consultants are brand marketing reports, business plans, position analyses, and specifications for other to create from.
The way I try to work is to combine these two. Not just giving “creative direction” for others to do the work, but being creatively involved in all aspects of the product to focus the direction of the brand. This is Directive Creation”…
Digg’s Kevin Rose … just drove the nerds of SXSWi crazy with his latest gaze into the crystal ball:
he says the iPhone 3.0 will have copy and paste.
While these predictions may be true, we will have to wait untill the apple press release for the full feature set. The Apple press conference coming up tomorrow, Tuesday March 17 2009
Native Audio, well known for their DJing software TRAKTOR and other whole range of digital audio creation tools, releases Audio 4 DJ in the wild. While there is plenty of choice at on the sound card market, NI provides a complete DJ system for the money (est $240.00 USD).
This includes Traktor LE DJ software with easy upgrade path to Traktor Pro version, crystal clear 24bit/96kz sound, and it was tested and abused all day by 3 berlin snowboarders in this video below.
Audio 4 DJ Skateboarding Stress Test with Jürgen Horrwarth
The year 2008 marks the 10th Anniversary of the iMac, the computer that changed everything at Apple, hailing a new design era spearheaded by design genius Jonathan Ive.
What most people don’t know is that there’s another man whose products are at the heart of Ive’s design philosophy, an influence that permeates every single product at Apple, from hardware to user-interface design.
That man is Dieter Rams, and his old designs for Braun during the ’50s and ’60s hold all the clues not only for past and present Apple products, but their future as well:
note: on BRAUN DESIGN LANGUAGE please check in our March 2009 archive, for another video with Dieter Rams explaining design language and his work at BRAUN
What Surface Continuity is Quietly Telling Us
“Now here’s the rub: How many of these are appropriately utilizing the form language of utility and how many are not? How many are tangentially sculpted because of the tools of creation (tangent-restricted solid modeling software)? How many are consciously designed to produce a relevant user experience? The DeWalt drill of course is right on the mark, the Emeco Navy Chair absolutely shouts utility, and all of the Dyson vacuums are Tangent porn as far as I can tell–functional engineering taken to a styled perversity–but it is the hoards of cell phones, MP3 players, computers, and multitudes of consumer electronics that lack much distinction or differentiation from each other.”
50 years ago, record players didn’t look like machines. They looked like old-fashioned, brown wood furniture. But in 1956, Dieter Rams’s SK4 record player, nicknamed Snow White’s Coffin, changed all that.