HTML has always been a conversation between browser makers, authors, standards wonks, and other people who just showed up and liked to talk about angle brackets. Most of the successful versions of HTML have been “retro-specs,” catching up to the world while simultaneously trying to nudge it in the right direction. Anyone who tells you that HTML should be kept “pure” (presumably by ignoring browser makers, or ignoring authors, or both) is simply misinformed. HTML has never been pure, and all attempts to purify it have been spectacular failures, matched only by the attempts to replace it.
As with all forms of floating awareness, this is simultaneously unsettling and thrilling. Unsettling, because the privacy of reading—protected by confidential library borrowing records—is a civic virtue; it allows us to explore controversial or unpopular ideas without the scrutiny of authorities or our peers.Highlighted by Simeon Nedkov in Public Thinking (Adapted from Smarter Than You Think) by Clive Thompson
The future of public thinking hinges on our ability to create tools that bring out our best: that encourage us to organize our thoughts, create audiences, make connections. Different forms encourage different styles of talk.Highlighted by Simeon Nedkov in Public Thinking (Adapted from Smarter Than You Think) by Clive Thompson
Digital tools aren’t magical pixie dust that makes you smarter. The opposite is true: they give up the rewards only if you work hard and master them, just like the cognitive tools of previous generations.Highlighted by Simeon Nedkov in Public Thinking (Adapted from Smarter Than You Think) by Clive Thompson
This is more a butterfly flapping its wings than simple cause and effect. More like Brennan’s ball of wool than Six Sigma. It does not mean they do not produce value; simply that through the lens of external consultancy it might be difficult to tell. This is really only a problem for external consultancy.Highlighted by Simeon Nedkov in Dark Matter and Trojan Horses: A Strategic Design Vocabulary by Dan Hill
*Well, the nightmare scenario of the joyfully prosperous 1990s has arrived. I wonder who else is noticing
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Ало, уат да фак ар ю доинг аброуд?
So why haven’t we begun large-scale international fulfillment yet? The answer is everybody’s favorite scapegoat. No, not Charlie Sheen. We’re talking about the government. Our new fulfillment system requires us to register Peak Design with the import/tax authorities of these countries where we’re warehousing our stuff. And the egg is on our face for not realizing how much red tape is involved in setting up foreign business entities. While wading through applications and paperwork, we’ve been moving forward with domestic shipments - our goal is to get all rewards to all backers as fast as possible. Our international setup is quickly progressing and we’re currently doing test shipments to and from our international warehouses to make sure the system works end-to-end. Once proven, bulk product shipments will be made to each of our warehouses and large-scale international fulfillment will begin immediately. That should be in a couple weeks’ time, hopefully sooner.New industry meets old customs.