I have no real beef about DO. As you said, Michael, they can be both brilliant and insufferably self-involved. That's partially why they're interesting. Sometimes I enjoy the posts, sometimes not. But worthy of a People's Design Award? Surely they should realize there were more valid entries. I'm glad they lost.]]>
Haven't read the details of your post – hope this hits some kind of relevant point (aiming with eyes wandering, a bit dangerous I suppose… but don't you love the feeling of firing a gun?):
To me FB (like Hyves, which is really big here in Holland) falls into the “looks like fun, but ends up being a timewaster” category. Like a digital version of a highschool “friends” book – oooh, do you have that many friends?! How cool are you! A miserable substitute for real meaningful rdelationships, on- or offline. Admittedly, I too fall prey to wanting to be cool – but trying to check myself. FB and the like just oldschool thinking in a new, neat digital jacket.
In terms of the Matt Jones' WebDogme (http://www.blackbeltjones.com/dogme.html): a violation of rule #5. ps @ #1: now I'll never be a real designer :'( Nice find that, though! esp. the Jakob's remark)]]>
Alice Twemlow, who supposedly teaches “Design Criticism” at SVA, has no grasp of critical theory at all. I'm surprised she is actually educated in England. It's mind blowing.
Unless you are trying to kiss someone's butt so you can get into this (lame) in-crowd – what is the POINT?]]>