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This column will change your life: Helsinki Bus Station Theory | Life and style | The Guardian
"Annoyed to have been following someone else's path, "you hop off the bus, grab a cab… and head straight back to the bus station, looking for another platform". Three years later, something similar happens. "This goes on all your creative life: always showing new work, always being compared to others." What's the answer? "It's simple. Stay on the bus. Stay on the fucking bus."" Yeah, that. Been feeling that a lot, recently.
creativity  work  labour  motivation  taste 
april 2013 by infovore
The Pool Room - We Work and Like It (via bizstone). See Jack...
"there will be some noise as this is a busy shop but there will never be disorder"
signs  work  labour 
october 2012 by infovore
russell davies: little printer, big ambition
"...one point I wanted to make, to all those agencies that have decided that making products is the future. That's a laudable and intelligent aim, but it took five years for BERG to go from here to here. And they're really good. They had to be focused and ambitious, working really hard. This isn't stuff you can just chuck out the back of a creative technology department  Just a thought." Yeah, there is that.
russelldavies  berg  littleprinter  quality  effort  labour 
november 2011 by infovore
IGDA - Articles - Why Crunch Mode Doesn't Work: 6 Lessons
"There's a bottom-line reason most industries gave up crunch mode over 75 years ago: It's the single most expensive way there is to get the work done." Yes, yes, yes; a great article, with lots of good references.
overtime  crunch  productivity  software  development  programming  games  exploitation  labour  efficiency 
june 2008 by infovore

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