tysone + philosophy   12

daniel sinker • Oh my god, don't make things for "Everyone."
Real audience is hard. Solving real problems is fucking bananas. But it’s the only way you make something that lasts, because you made something that someone actually cared about.
philosophy  startup  design 
may 2013 by tysone
A Holiday Message from Ricky Gervais: Why I'm An Atheist - Speakeasy - WSJ
So next time someone tells me they believe in God, I’ll say “Oh which one? Zeus? Hades? Jupiter? Mars? Odin? Thor? Krishna? Vishnu? Ra?…” If they say “Just God. I only believe in the one God,” I’ll point out that they are nearly as atheistic as me. I don’t believe in 2,870 gods, and they don’t believe in 2,869.
religion  humor  god  philosophy  from delicious
december 2010 by tysone
The Jean-Paul Sartre Cookbook
I have realized that the traditional omelet form (eggs and cheese) is bourgeois. Today I tried making one out of a cigarette, some coffee, and four tiny stones. I fed it to Malraux, who puked. I am encouraged, but my journey is still long.
philosophy  sartre  cooking  literature  hilarious 
august 2010 by tysone
Cheerful Software: Don’t listen to Le Corbusier—or Jakob Nielsen
"Cheerful software, above all, honors the truth about humanity: Humans are not rational beings. A human is a walking sack of squishy meat and liquids, awash in chemicals. We laugh. We cry. Sometimes we laugh while crying. ... In short, software cries out for love."
software  philosophy  usability  design  ui  inspiration  emotion  forsnd 
april 2010 by tysone
John Lloyd inventories the invisible | Video on TED.com
Nature's mysteries meet tack-sharp wit in this hilarious, 10-minute mix of quips and fun lessons, as comedian, writer and TV man John Lloyd plucks at the substance of several things not seen.
toquote  ted  video  philosophy  nature  physics 
october 2009 by tysone
Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success | Video on TED.com
Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work. “It’s perhaps easier now, than ever before, to make a good living. It’s perhaps harder, than ever before, to stay calm, to be free of career anxiety.”
ted  video  career  failure  happiness  philosophy 
august 2009 by tysone
David Foster Wallace - Commencement Speech at Kenyon College
Learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed. Think of the old cliché about quote the mind being an excellent servant but a terrible master.
speech  philosophy  davidfosterwallace  education  quotes 
april 2009 by tysone
kung fu grippe - Better
Politics, celebrity gossip, business headlines, tech punditry, odd news, and user-generated content. These are the chew toys that have made me sad and tired and cynical. ... What makes you feel less bored soon makes you into an addict. What makes you feel less vulnerable can easily turn you into a dick. ... What worries me are the consequences of a diet comprised mostly of fake-connectedness, makebelieve insight, and unedited first drafts of everything.
productivity  philosophy  brilliant  quality  gtd  culture 
september 2008 by tysone
“Designing is not a profession but an attitude” - (37signals)
The designer must see the periphery as well as the core, the immediate and the ultimate, at least in the biological sense. He must anchor his special job in the complex whole.
design  philosophy  strategy 
may 2008 by tysone
Trust Isn’t Transitive
(or, “Someone fired a gun in an airplane cockpit, and it was probably the pilot”)
philosophy  security  trust 
march 2008 by tysone
Theory and Practice - (37signals)
“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.”
philosophy  quotes 
february 2008 by tysone

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