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Java Applets 2.0

AIR apps are like modern day Java applets… sure, they run on every platform. But they also suck on every platform

Loren Brichter

[via Marco]

Apr 24 2009

cul-de-sac

if you are suggestive of listening to each and every feedback and source ideas for your product from the crowd-controlled opinion market, you’re pretty much in a cul-de-sac.

– thomas marban, indecisive

Apr 22 2009

Different, Simply to be Different, is Seldom Better

Things which are different in order simply to be different are seldom better, but that which is made to be better is almost always different.

Dieter Rams, (cribbed from a pull-quote in Good Design in Ten Commandments) [via ]

Feb 25 2009

Either it works or it doesn’t

Design isn’t art; it’s practical. Your designed object, including layouts and Web sites, either works or it doesn’t. One way to gauge whether or not it works is through sales. If the public needs reëducation on your design object, it never “worked” in the first place.

– Joe Clark, Special warning to the Krit Kidz

Feb 22 2009

On launching a product

It’s one more reason to kick your project, whatever it is, out of the nest as soon as you can. It’s often the only way to know if it can really fly.

The moment of truth is a real audience

Feb 17 2009

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