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Quote: You know, one of the things that really hurt… by Travis Jeffery of 37signals
Designing a product is keeping five thousand things in your brain and fitting them all together in new and different ways to get what you want. And every day you discover something new that is a new problem or a new opportunity to fit these things together a little differently.
And it’s that process that is the magic.
design  steve_jobs  quotes  inspiration  process 
april 2013 by tysone
Quote: If something is going to be better, it is… - (37signals)
If something is going to be better, it is new, and if it’s new you are confronting problems and challenges you don’t have references for. To solve and address those requires a remarkable focus. There’s a sense of being inquisitive and optimistic, and you don’t see those in combination very often.

Jonathan Ive
jonathanive  apple  quotes  design 
march 2012 by tysone
Seth's Blog: Tools vs insight
Knowing about a tool is one thing. Having the guts to use it in a way that brings art to the world is another. Perhaps we need to spend less time learning new tools and more time using them.
amen  quotes  language  toteach 
december 2011 by tysone
Steve Jobs' Vision of the World - YouTube
The world as Steve Jobs saw it:

When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you're life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.

That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again.
stevejobs  quotes  life  inspiration 
december 2011 by tysone
Daring Fireball Linked List: The Parable of the Stones
Designing a product is keeping five thousand things in your brain and fitting them all together in new and different ways to get what you want. And every day you discover something new that is a new problem or a new opportunity to fit these things together a little differently.

And it’s that process that is the magic.
quotes  stevejobs  apple  ideas  innovation 
november 2011 by tysone
Jonathan Ive on Steve Jobs
"And just as Steve loved ideas, and loved making stuff, he treated the process of creativity with a rare and a wonderful reverence. You see, I think he better than anyone understood that while ideas ultimately can be so powerful, they begin as fragile, barely formed thoughts, so easily missed, so easily compromised, so easily just squished."
jonathanive  apple  steve_jobs  ideas  quotes  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
How Steve Jobs Infused Passion Into a Commodity
“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design."
forsnd  design  stevejobs  quotes  inspiration  management  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
via Frank : Good art is a kind of magic. It does magical...
"Good art is a kind of magic. It does magical things for both artist and audience. We can have long polysyllabic arguments about how to describe the way this magic works, but the plain fact is that good art is magical and precious and cool. It’s hard to try and make good art, and it seems to me wholly reasonable that good artists should be concerned with their work’s cultural reception." — David Foster Wallace
quotes  creativity  writing  davidfosterwallace  from delicious
september 2011 by tysone
A cure for narcissism in twenty-five words or less... - narcissism quotes | Ask MetaFilter
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do." <br />
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— Eleanor Roosevelt
quotes  ego  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
It just doesn't matter - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)
The best designers and the best programmers aren’t the ones with the best skills, or the nimblest fingers, or the ones who can rock and roll with photoshop or vim, they are the ones that can determine what just doesn’t matter. That’s where the real gains are made.
strategy  process  management  startup  quotes  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Frank Chimero
"We work because it’s a chain reaction, each subject leads to the next."<br />
— Charles Eames
quotes  design  eames  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Stewart Brand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Information wants to be free. Information also wants to be expensive. Information wants to be free because it has become so cheap to distribute, copy, and recombine - too cheap to meter. It wants to be expensive because it can be immeasurably valuable to the recipient. That tension will not go away. It leads to endless wrenching debate about price, copyright, 'intellectual property', the moral rightness of casual distribution, because each round of new devices makes the tension worse, not better."
quotes  media  economics  information 
december 2010 by tysone
Too Good to Check - NYTimes.com
This was an important “story.” It underscored just how far ahead of his time Mark Twain was when he said a century before the Internet, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” But it also showed that there is an antidote to malicious journalism — and that’s good journalism.
friedman  nytimes  nytopinion  quotes  journalism  ethics  facts 
november 2010 by tysone
Howard Thurman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -- Howard Thurman
quotes  inspiration 
november 2010 by tysone
Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is... - Bobulate
"Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule." —Stephen King
quotes  writing  language 
october 2010 by tysone
Edward Tufte on Windows Phone 7 Series
He writes, "The way to reduce clutter is not to thin down and sprawl out the content; instead fix the design. Clutter and confusion are not attributes of information, they are failures of design."
forsnd  windows  iphone  ui  design  quotes 
october 2010 by tysone
35 Lessons in 35 Years - Ryan Freitas
"Debates over terminology and semantics are for archivists and academics. If you’re interested in the living heart of what you do, focus on building things rather than talking about them."
quotes  advice 
august 2010 by tysone
Film - ‘Inception’ Criticism Raises Questions for Critics - NYTimes.com
IF I had to issue a one-sentence manifesto for film criticism, it would be this: Any movie worth seeing is worth arguing about, and any movie worth arguing about is worth seeing.
movies  quotes  criticism 
august 2010 by tysone
Inside Pixar’s Leadership « Scott Berkun
"It’s better to fix problems than to prevent them. And the natural tendency for managers is to try and prevent error and overplan things."
management  advice  quotes  leadership  pixar 
july 2010 by tysone
76 Powerful Thoughts from Paul Graham
Hackers are makers, like painters or architects or writers. ... Argue with idiots, and you become an idiot. ... The people you can say heretical things to without getting jumped on are also the most interesting to know. ... Research has to be original. Design has to be good.
paul_graham  advice  quotes  culture 
june 2010 by tysone
Letters of Note: Pixar films don't get finished, they just get released
As John Lasseter likes to say, our films don't get finished, they just get released.
pixar  quotes 
june 2010 by tysone
Leo Rosten - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all."
june 2010 by tysone
Steve Jobs holds court at D8 conference | Tablets | MacUser | Macworld
“We have wonderful arguments. The best ideas have to win, otherwise you don’t have good people who stay.”
stevejobs  apple  innovation  quotes  leadership 
june 2010 by tysone
The Technium: Predicting the Present, First Five Years of Wired
"Predictions of the future are really just predictions of the present." ... "It is the arrogance of every age to believe that yesterday was calm."
prediction  history  technology  future  wired  quotes 
june 2010 by tysone
Insight: So much complexity in software comes from - (37signals)
So much complexity in software comes from trying to make one thing do two things.
quotes  simplicity  software  37signals 
may 2010 by tysone
The Shirky Principle
"Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution." — Clay Shirky
quotes  clay_shirky  analysis  strategy  forsnd 
april 2010 by tysone
Frank Chimero has a blog. (One final paragraph of advice: do not burn...)
"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am — a reluctant enthusiast… a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure."
advice  quotes 
april 2010 by tysone
Bill Maher to Democrats: Be More Like Tiger - Bill Maher - Gawker.TV
"Democrats in America were put on earth to do one thing: Drag the ignorant hillbilly half of this country into the next century, which in their case is the 19th. And by passing health care, the Democrats saved their brand. A few months ago, Sarah Palin mockingly asked them: "How's that ‘hopey-changey' thing working for you?" Great, actually, thanks for asking. And how's that whole ‘Hooked on Phonics' thing working out for you?"
bill_maher  quotes  prediction  politics  democracy 
march 2010 by tysone
Andrew Zuckerman: Wisdom
"You can't get to wonderful without passing through alright." — Bill Withers ... "I always thought inspiration was for amateurs." — Chuck Close
wisdom  quotes  advice  book  inspiration 
march 2010 by tysone
Scott Adams Blog: Knowledge That Matters 02/08/2010
"The two opinions about your abilities that you should never trust are your own opinions, and the majority's opinions. But if a handful of people who have a good track record of identifying talent think you have something, you just might."
advice  quotes  career 
february 2010 by tysone
Design Feast: thoughts on design
"The difference between good design and great design is intelligence." - Tibor Kalman
quotes  design 
january 2010 by tysone
Make No Little Plans
"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think big." (Daniel Burnham, Chicago architect)
quotes  inspiration 
january 2010 by tysone
Favorite quotes
These quotes were compiled from many sources by Jason Fried.
quotes  inspiration  37signals  list  jasonfried 
december 2009 by tysone
The Tao of Don: A Complete Collection of Don Draper's Words of Wisdom - compilations - Gawker.TV
Since Mad Men finished its third season, our Sunday nights have felt barren. Until the AMC advertising drama returns, we'll be meditating on Don Draper's philosophical lessons, such as: "Change is neither good or bad. It simply is."
madmen  advice  quotes 
november 2009 by tysone
Seth's Blog: Rupert Murdoch has it backwards
"If you can't make money from attention, you should do something else for a living. Charging money for attention gets you neither money nor attention."
quotes  google  microsoft  murdoch 
november 2009 by tysone
Welcome - Ommwriter
A wise man once said "We are all at the mercy of our wild monkey minds. Incessantly swinging from branch to branch.” With multiple windows and applications all vying for our attention, we have sadly adapted our working habits to that of the computer and not the other way around.
quotes  writing  software  productivity 
november 2009 by tysone
Fuck Yeah, Kurt Vonnegut! - Another flaw
"Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance."
quotes  kurt_vonnegut  literature 
november 2009 by tysone
Fuck Yeah, Kurt Vonnegut! - Hello, babies.
"Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you’ve got to be kind."
quotes  kurt_vonnegut 
november 2009 by tysone
Minimal Mac
"There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded." — Mark Twain
quotes  mark_twain 
november 2009 by tysone
Print - Failure Magazine
"In the end, I hope there’s a little note somewhere that says I designed a good computer." -- Steve Wozniak
quotes  computers  apple  wozniak 
november 2009 by tysone
Algorithmic expressionism - Bobulate
"Writing software can be very intuitive. Even with a very formally defined programming goal, there are usually many different ways to achieve that goal. Choosing a good path to achieve the goal is a question of intuition, judgment, intelligence, and probably a thousand other things." ... "This immediately struck me as similar to E. L. Doctorow on writing: “writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”"
quotes  software  creativity  programming 
november 2009 by tysone
NYT’s Keller: “What you can do with less, is less” » Nieman Journalism Lab
“The idea that you can do ‘more with less‘ is, in my view, one of the four great lies,” Keller told his staff. “What you can do with less, is less. But if you are smart and careful, you can limit the harm.”
bill_keller  nytimes  quotes 
november 2009 by tysone
The Referendum
In his novel about marriage, “Light Years,” James Salter writes: “For whatever we do, even whatever we do not do prevents us from doing its opposite. Acts demolish their alternatives, that is the paradox.”
life  quotes  nytimes  friendship  brilliant 
october 2009 by tysone
Clive Thompson on How the Real-Time Web Is Leaving Google Behind
“Google organized our memory. Real-time search organizes our consciousness.”
twitter  google  memory  psychology  culture  quotes 
october 2009 by tysone
A design and usability blog: Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)
"Good ideas turn into good designs fairly quickly. If you catch yourself fiddling too much with colors, borders and treatments to bring a design together, chances are the problem lies somewhere deeper."
design  ideas  quotes 
september 2009 by tysone
A design and usability blog: Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)
"The best way to graduate from beginner is to get in way over your head. Nothing makes you better faster."
advice  quotes  37signals 
september 2009 by tysone
Paddy McAloon of Prefab Sprout, interview - Telegraph
"Bob Dylan believes in God, and Richard Dawkins is never going to win an argument against Bob Dylan, cause you need a poet to discuss these things. So let’s just say I’m with Bob.”
quotes  dylan  music  god 
september 2009 by tysone
Henry James - Wikiquote
"Try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost!"
june 2009 by tysone
Why underdogs should take more chances - (37signals)
Sometimes the riskiest thing to do is not take any risks.
quotes  37signals  strategy 
may 2009 by tysone
25 And Over « Tomato Nation
"Be interested so that you can be interesting."
quotes  advice  youth  etiquette 
may 2009 by tysone
A Night Out With - Biz Stone and Evan Williams - The Twitter Guys - NYTimes.com
Mr. Williams nodded. “Every day, one of us says something like: ‘Oh, I forgot to tell you. The moon called and they want us to own them.’ ”
twitter  nytimes  quotes 
may 2009 by tysone
Larry Page's University of Michigan Commencement Address
"You are probably on the right track if you feel like a sidewalk worm during a rainstorm! ... What is the one sentence summary of how you change the world? Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting!"
google  speech  advice  quotes 
may 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
"Giving the trick away gave nothing away, because you still couldn’t grasp it."
-- Magic and the Brain: Teller Reveals the Neuroscience of Illusion ... The explanations you get about how things work are just concepts and pointers to get the ball rolling. The actual skill, performance, or understanding comes from the long haul of practice toward mastery.
quotes  strategy  idea  exectuion 
april 2009 by tysone
Quote Details: Matt Groening: Love is a snowmobile... - The Quotations Page
"Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come." -- Matt Groening
quotes  hilarious  exactly  love 
march 2009 by tysone
Principles of Journalism | Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ)
In 1997, an organization then administered by PEJ, the Committee of Concerned Journalists, began a national conversation among citizens and news people to identify and clarify the principles that underlie journalism.
journalism  quotes  reference  principles 
february 2009 by tysone
Palin: Media goes easy on Kennedy - Andy Barr - Politico.com
The Alaska governor said that when she sees some of the coverage of her daughter Bristol especially “the momma grizzly rises up in me.”
quotes  hilarious  politics  palin 
january 2009 by tysone
Design Highlights '08 | Creativity Online
Paula Scher on the best conceived, designed, and expressed total idea, ever: "Barack Obama's entire campaign, each and every part of it, including Barack Obama."
design  quotes  2008  obama  pentagram 
december 2008 by tysone
A List Apart: Articles: The Discipline of Content Strategy
Do you think it’s a coincidence, then, that web content is, for the most part, crap? Dealing with content is messy. It’s complicated, it’s painful, and it’s expensive. And yet, the web is content. Content is the web. It deserves our time and attention. ... David Campbell, the founder of Saks Fifth Avenue, said, “Discipline is remembering what you want.”
webdesign  usability  writing  content  strategy  quotes  discipline 
december 2008 by tysone
The Branding of Polaroid, 1957 - 1977: Polaroid film package design, 1958
"You know long it takes to do simple? About ten times longer than fast and dirty." -- Paul Giambarba
design  strategy  process  quotes 
november 2008 by tysone
Arthur Sulzberger Jr. Keynote Address at WebbyConnect (PDF)
Here’s what Bran Ferren, the former executive vice president of creative technology and R&D for Walt Disney Imagineering, said. “Trying to assess the true importance of the net now is like asking the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk if they were aware of the potential of American Airline advantage miles. We’re always very bad at predicting how a given technology will be used and for what reasons. Society evolves like the species. It’s not smooth and linear. You’ll have something like the industrial revolution. It comes like a jolt and then you kind of dick around for the next 50 years getting used to it."
nytimes  speech  quotes  journalism  prediction  sulzbergers 
october 2008 by tysone
Like J.P. Morgan, Warren E. Buffett Braves a Crisis - NYTimes.com
In the interview Mr. Buffett expressed his disdain: “Beware of geeks bearing formulas.”
economics  quotes 
october 2008 by tysone
Charlie Rose - Warren Buffett
"I'd rather be approximately right than precisely wrong."
brilliant  economics  quotes  warren_buffett 
october 2008 by tysone
Good ideas and lies - Paul Krugman - Op-Ed Columnist - New York Times Blog
Good ideas do not need lots of lies told about them in order to gain public acceptance.
quotes  ideas 
september 2008 by tysone
[Quotable] Robert Stephens, David Pogue, Abraham Maslow, and more - (37signals)
“Training is a tax you pay for a lousy hiring environment…Marketing is a tax you pay for being unremarkable.”
quotes  strategy  startup 
september 2008 by tysone
ideas are just a multiplier of execution - O'Reilly ONLamp Blog
To me, ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions. That’s why I don’t want to hear people’s ideas. I’m not interested until I see their execution.
quotes  management  process 
august 2008 by tysone
Big Contrarian → Wag your tail.
"Even bullshit can be enlightening" (Slate revisits Anderson’s The Long Tail and, like Elberse, decides it’s probably wrong)
quotes  longtail 
july 2008 by tysone
Goodbye, George Carlin - Boing Boing
"Other people's stuff is shit, but your shit is stuff."
quotes  humor 
june 2008 by tysone
Four boxes [dive into mark]
“There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order.”
— Ed Howdershelt
quotes  politics  history 
june 2008 by tysone
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