Be good at two things

Cartoonist and former ad copywriter Hugh MacLeod sent out an excellent newsletter about being good at two things. In it, he spells out the reasons why we should be knowledgeable in two areas in order to maximize our unique career potential. When you’re very good at “n”, there are probably thousands of people who are […]


‘The price of being a sheep is boredom. The price of being a wolf is loneliness.’

“The price of being a sheep is boredom. The price of being a wolf is loneliness. Choose one or the other with great care.” — Hugh Macleod, Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity

Pacing the Internet

The future of digital technology will be about slowing down, not speeding up. We’ve reached a pace of communication that exceeds our mental capacities, and our thumbs. We can’t possibly keep up with tweets, instant messages, Facebook messages, push notifications, and Instagrams all at the same time; although, we move so swiftly in between them […]

How We All Learned to Speak Instagram

Instagrams, worthy of their own language; easily recognizable: Instagram images have become units of speech, building blocks in a visual vocabulary that functions somewhat like a colonial patois, where old-school darkroom photography is the native tongue and digitization is the imperial language. And like an empire at its height, Instagram is relentlessly making conquests—and in […]

“See you on Twitter”

That is the common going away message at SXSW this year for those who follow each other and communicate on Twitter. Chances are re-meeting that person or developing a tighter relationship are slim. “See you on Twitter” is a nice way of saying, “I like what you have to say and will keep listening but […]