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An app can be a home-cooked meal
"And, when you free programming from the requirement to be general and professional and SCALABLE, it becomes a different activity altogether, just as cooking at home is really nothing like cooking in a commercial kitchen. I can report to you: not only is this different activity rewarding in almost exactly the same way that cooking for someone you love is rewarding, there’s another feeling, one that persists as you use the app together."

This is great. I am always bewildered by the direct equivalence of learning-to-code and learning-to-make-money. Instead, learning to cook for yourself - just well enough for you and the few people who need you - is a nice metaphor, as is cookery itself.

Also: oh for something like "Hypercard for iOS", and oh for an end to code-signing and developer accounts and professionalisation-with-no-meaningful-alternative.
development  programming  robinsloan  coding  amateur 
6 weeks ago by infovore
Pitchfork: BoH's Bridwell Talks YouTubers, New Album, Sex Clubs
"...everyone's got a fucking camera in their hand and, I don't know, is there no sanctity left for live performance with going to a show and seeing it with your own eyes and remembering it?"
music  bandofhorses  etiquette  photography  video  culture  amateur 
august 2007 by infovore
Wired 14.02: Geeks in Toyland
Lego 'hired' Mindstorms geeks to help them develop a next generation of Mindstorms system. This Wired article explains what happens. Fun.
lego  mindstorms  wired  article  programming  robotics  amateur 
february 2006 by infovore

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