Big week huh?
The first amazing, forehead-smacking innovations with iOS 8 won’t come from us: they’ll come from people who are coming to iOS development from this point forward, never having known a world without the old restrictions.
I slept for like 3 hours after the keynote followed by 18 hours in office thinking of the possible ramifications / possibilities iOS has opened up.
Interview with Colin Treverrow of ‘Jurassic World’
Slashfilm in a spoilerific interview with the director of the upcoming reboot & questions how the film is better than its earlier installments.
I understand the risks of leaving the safe zone. We’ve all been disappointed by new installments of the stories we love. But with all this talk of filmmakers “ruining our childhood”, we forget that right now is someone else’s childhood. This is their time. And I have to build something that can take them to the same place those earlier films took us. It may not happen in the same way everyone expects it to, but it’s the way I believe it needs to happen.
Love his approach! Totally sold on the film.
Google Glass – a fascinating failure?
Rory-Cellan Jones of BBC Click tried out Google Glass for a certain period of time & has penned down his thoughts on the product.
And sadly my verdict is that, in its present form with its current software, Google Glass is a failure. A fascinating, promising, sometimes brilliant product – but a failure nonetheless. While software developers and the wealthiest of early adopters are now rushing to buy it in the US, I think it lacks the sheer usefulness that would make it a must-have device for the mass market.
The video is interesting~ Only a few people highlighted the creepiness factor while everyone else thought it looked cool/geeky. Given the geography, are people in the UK resigned to the fact that they’ll always have someone constantly monitoring them?
To see the world, Things dangerous to come to,
To see behind walls, To draw closer
To find each other and to feel.
That, is the purpose of Life.
Life Magazine’s motto from the film ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’. Of course that wasn’t their actual motto but I like this better.
Questions I ask when reviewing a design
Jason Fried for Signal V Noise,
I’ve been thinking more about how I review a design – both my own and someone else’s. So over the past couple days I’ve been writing down every question I’ve been asking when I look at a design-in-process. Some of these I say out loud, some just go through my head, some are in person, others are posted to Basecamp or Campfire.
These are in no particular order, and I don’t ask all of them every time.
Hmm.. I don’t ask enough questions!
Post-war Sri Lanka
BBC’s Charles Haviland takes a 300-mile trip from Galle in the south till the Mulliavaikal in the north to see how the island nation has changed 5 years since the war. Beautiful pictures but a heartbreaking narrative.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Great set of photos from the location scouts & from the sets alongside an interview with the producer, Frank Marshall. In my opinion, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ is the best Indiana Jones & possibly the greatest film of all time (sharing the spot with Back to the Future)