If you picked up the Guardian this weekend, you’ll have seen some brilliant work by Kyle on the cover (and inside) the magazine section.
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
On the one hand, this is yet another Snowfall clone. On the other hand, the fact that it’s responsive is impressive.
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
A good ol’ fashioned rant.
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
I know have a visualisation of my public data in the form of 3D-printed snowflake, thanks to Medaler.
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
A really enjoyable interview with Neal Stephenson.
Monday, December 14th, 2009
Lovely Lego Star Wars pictures.
Thursday, July 17th, 2008
There’s something about watching videos of unnecessary censorship—particularly of the Sesame Street variety—that cracks me up. Not content with simply finding them funny, I wanted to figure out why they tickle my funny bone so. It turns out that Matt has already figured it out, although he was referring to Nathan Barley:
That’s it! At first glance, it may seem over-complicated. After all, aren’t those videos of unnecessary censorship funny because they look like they’re rude? But no, they are funny because they look like they are funny because they are rude. That’s an important distinction.
Matt repurposes this sentence construction in an excellent post about the reports of the death of privacy being greatly exaggerated. He points out the huge danger in confusing the fact that technologies can be used to destroy privacy with the assumption that those technologies therefore will destroy privacy. If we fall into the trap of making that assumption then it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy:
Here’s another example. A snapshot on Flickr of the TripLog iPhone app interface initially drew nought but scorn from designers deriding how complicated—and therefore, frustrating—it looked. But following a comment from the app’s designer and a subsequent analysis on the 37 Signals blog, things weren’t quite so straightforward. The initial criticism assumed that the app would be frustrating to use because it looks complicated but really…
Could it be that Matt has created a snowclone?
It’s not X because it’s Y, it’s X because it looks like it’s X because it’s Y.
Maybe I’ll add it to the queue and see what Erin thinks.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
A blog dedicated to cataloguing snowclones. Brilliant!