Ian Kennedy

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The World Belongs to People Who Code

June 11, 2015<p>The world belongs to people who code. Those who don’t understand will be left behind.<p>1<p>June 18, 2015<p>The malware known as ZeuS and its …

Linus Torvalds

Thousand Dollar Paperweight

“ERR-NEE.”<p>My mother has always greeted me like this when calling me on the phone, in the same sing-song manner Timmy calls out for Lassie in his …

Richard Feynman and The Connection Machine

by W. Daniel Hillis for Physics Today<p>Reprinted with permission from Phys. Today 42(2), 78 (1989). Copyright 1989, American Institute of Physics.<p>Photo …

Steve Albini on the surprisingly sturdy state of the music industry – in full

The music producer, Shellac frontman and author of seminal 1993 essay, The Problem with Music, spoke in Melbourne about the advantages of the internet, the death of the major label system, copyright law and that ‘purple dwarf in assless chaps’<p>• Steve Albini: the internet has solved music’s</i> …

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 1)

A non-artsy primer in digital aesthetics<p>Introduction<p>OK, first things first. This guide is not for everyone. Who is this guide for?<p><b>Developers</b> who want …

UI Design

What Is Public?

It’s so simple, right?<p>Someone could make off with all your garbage that’s put out on the street, and carefully record how many used condoms or …

The Technology

<i>Note: This is the talk I gave at Startup School Europe, which was held last Saturday in London.</i><p>You've heard a lot of great startup advice today. This …

Count to ten when a plane goes down... - John C. Beck, author of Good vs Good

Our Comrade The Electron - Webstock Conference Talk

This is the text version of a talk I gave on February 14, 2014, at Webstock in Wellington, New Zealand.<p>There's some material here that I skipped over …

New York Times

How Flat Design Is Preparing iOS For The Gadgets Of Tomorrow

iOS 7’s new look isn’t just a fresh coat of paint. It’s a powerful design language that can be extended to the iWatch, iTV, and iCar of the future.<p>When we talk about Jony Ive’s massive overhaul of Apple’s mobile operating system in iOS 7, we tend to think about it in terms of a mere facelift. First …

iOS

Day traders, angels and venture capital: The internet changes everything, including money

Advertisement<p>33 Comments<p>London is the grandfather of economic excess and perhaps an appropriate role model for New York and San Francisco, the new …

A new Babylon and the rise of the tech tycoon

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Everett Collection via Shutterstock<p>Sometime soon after the most recent financial crisis that threatened to bring down …

What went wrong at Microsoft: All the clues are in The Wire.

Last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer issued a vast formal memo setting out “a far-reaching realignment of the company,” one that would bring …

Move fast, break things: The sad story of Platform, Facebook’s gigantic missed opportunity

It was May 24, 2007 at Facebook’s inaugural developers conference f8, held at the San Francisco Design Center. Mark Zuckerberg, just 10 days past his …

Deja vu

<b>And you know/It makes me wonder/what’s going on/Under the ground</b><p><b>Do you know?/Don’t you wonder/What’s going on/Down under you?</b><p><b>We have all been here</b> …

Ten simple rules of blogging

Last month I published my reflections on ten years of blogging, constantly. With over 11,000 blog posts, I have formed some ideas about what are some …

Words

We've become obsessed with fancy designs, responsive layouts, and scripts that do magical things.<p><b>But the most powerful tool on the web is still words.</b><p>…

Gigaom | If media is being disrupted like the car industry, then who is the Tesla Motors of media?

Advertisement<p>In an earlier post for paidContent, I looked at the broad similarities between the automotive-manufacturing industry and the media …

The Biggest Mistake Copywriters Make

<b>Most of the sales pieces</b> people ask me to rewrite seem to offer great products and services. In fact, some of their offers are so good, prospects …

TV 3.0

We’re not watching any less TV. In fact, we’re watching more of it, on more different kinds of screens. Does this mean that TV absorbs the Net, or …

Why Publishers Don't Like Apps - MIT Technology Review

By the time Apple released the iPad in April of 2010, only four months after Steve Jobs first announced his “magical and revolutionary” new machines, …

Apps

Eliminate “to be” and all forms of -ing.

Instantly improve your text with this simple rule: Eliminate “to be” and all forms of ing.<p>Your sentences will gain purpose and strength as you …

Yes, you should care about Bitcoin, and here’s why

Advertisement<p>31 Comments<p>Everybody’s talking about Bitcoin these days, which is quite remarkable given the highly technical nature of the …

Subcompact Publishing

“I see god in the instruments and mechanisms that work reliably.” — Buckminster Fuller<p>… Zip drives ate floppies. <br>CDs ate Zips. <br>DVDs ate CDs. <br>SD cards …

Pulitzer Prize

danah boyd | apophenia » “Real Names” Policies Are an Abuse of Power

Everyone’s abuzz with the “nymwars,” mostly in response to Google Plus’ decision to enforce its “real names” policy. At first, Google Plus went on a …

Anonymity and Pseudonyms in Social Software

On Facebook, and now Google Plus, real names are required. Since its launch, there has been a fair amount of controversy surrounding the Google Plus …

danah boyd | apophenia » Teens Don’t Tweet… Or Do They?

Yesterday, Mashable reported Nielsen’s latest Twitter numbers with the headline Stats Confirm It: Teens Don’t Tweet. This gained traction on Twitter …