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It Only Takes One Great Question (or maybe 21) to Follow that Makes Quora Valuable

Why is mobile the future? What can we learn about the failure (for now) of Google Wave? Design: What things do you do to challenge yourself to be a better […]

I just found my favourite TED video

I think I’m going to watch this video at least once a day for a week, maybe longer if the mood hits me. While the first four minutes are a […]

Listening to IDEO CEO Tim Brown in Conversation with Bruce Nussbaum at the New School

In support of Tim Brown’s new book Change By Design, Bruce Nussbaum interviewed him at the New School to a full audience. While the diy mentality wasn’t explicitly mentioned, it […]

Point and Click Video in 360

Looking at yellowBird, the video that records in 360 makes a photo 360 view look pretty one dimensional. With the video demo all a person has to do is press […]

Double issue of Link Drop (8·14·09) & (8·21·09)

This week’s version of Link Drop was a week late and while I hate excuses there’s a pretty good one. Last weekend I was redesigning the format of Link Drop […]

Link Drop (7·17·09) & (7·24·09)

This week’s Link Drop is a double issue as I was preoccupied with being in SF last Friday. For this post I combined the best of what I found in […]

Link Drop (7·10·09)

July is here and with that comes the Tour de France. I’ve found a number of bike and tour related stuff that is shows the sport in perhaps a slightly […]

Link Drop (6·26·09)

Ok, this Link Drop is even too late for my liking… But it’s better to publish it three days late as opposed to not posting it all or doing a […]

Link Drop (6·19·09)

This week’s edition of Link Drop is a bit lighter than usual. The summer is supposed to be less busy but that doesn’t seem to be the case and in […]

Link Drop (6·12·09)

It’s been a crazy blog week for me and because of that my Link Drop is three days overdue. The High Line opened which I was happy to experience first […]

Walking on Top of the High Line

Like a lot of fans of the High Line, the opening of the first section a day early was a welcome surprise. It surpassed any hype that I had put […]

Link Drop (06·05·09)

This has been one of those strange weeks where everything on the outside looks the same, though on the inside there’s a lot going on. It’s been a cool week […]

Link Drop (5·29·09)

I’m not entirely sure why but I’m pretty happy how this week turned out for Link Drop. Lots of Design process, typography, NYC, social and business stuff. Art doesn’t usually […]

Link Drop (5·22·09)

Summer is just about here. It’s getting nice n’hot, the humidity is about to get a lot worse and there’s a long weekend coming up asap. Things are good in […]

Link Drop (5·08·09)

This was a pretty good week for me overall. I got some great coverage from Slate and CNN, and from the feedback so far, I gave a good talk for […]

Link Drop (5·01·09)

I feel as though this week just started and it’s already Friday. Good weather, good company and being in NYC will do that to people. But with that said there’s […]

Link Drop (4·24·09)

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Link Drop (4·17·09)

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DesignNotes Ten Design-Related Blogs from NYC

A couple weeks ago Blogs.com asked me if I was willing to pass them on a list of design blogs based in NYC (I considered Brooklyn as part of this […]

Link Drop (4·10·09)

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A conversation with Chef Ferran Adrià & Chef Jose Andres on Charlie Rose

I don’t know if I’m getting old or what, but on Friday nights I’m starting to like resetting by going through all the stuff I missed during the week. Typically […]

Link Drop (4·03·09)

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Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 6th (March 2009)

Road Map for Financial Recovery: Radical Transparency Now! and Web-Savvy Obama Team Hits Unexpected Bumps A couple tech. infused politic posts about building from the ground up Obama style. Just […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 20th (February 2009)

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Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 13th (February 2009)

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 30th (January 2009)

TEXT-POCALYPSE NOW? Good article, really interesting image via txt… CELL PHONE CAMERAS FOREVER Amazing image of the night, very telling HOW TO BEHAVE I really like these diagrams and colour […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 23rd (January 2009)

As I’m focusing more on quality vs quantity it’s interesting to see how smaller patterns emerge after a weeks worth of filtering. This week seemed to be a combo of […]

One more person you should bookmark from ffffound

I kind of have a luv hate relationship with ffffound – there’s cool stuff to look at, but after a while it all looks the same. But every once in […]

Unexpected Visualization Via Motion

It’s really too bad that I can’t embed the video from the BBC series Britain seen from the skies above. The still images that I took and placed above don’t […]

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