This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important."
-Gary Provost (I think)
Oh man. So good.
A few weeks ago ago I get an email from someone asking if I’d written anything on the topic of startups and family."We want to have a thriving family life, and a thriving creative life, but it seems like most really cool jobs in the tech/start up are almost comprehensive lifestyle and time…
I work with people who have TBI (Traumatic Brain Injuries) on a daily basis. Many have cognitive issues with short or long term memory.
We use iPads during “Tech days”. On iPads that we have updated to iOS7, people that normally have no problem are having a heck of a time with the new UI, where things are, new actions with swiping, buttons, fonts, ect. It’s not as, dare I day, intuitive. Even using more outlines on the new blue buttons (like in the App store) would make it better
Yes, most will relearn it, but it will take months for some. Great UI, Flat UI, doesn’t have to mean less intuitive (borders around buttons, ect).
So we are sticking with iOS 6 on most of them.
A couple of weeks ago, I was scheduled to take a trip from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles on JetBlue. Every year, my family goes on a one-week pilgrimage, where we put our work on hold and spend time visiting temples, praying, and spending time with family and friends. To my Jewish friends, I often…
We dropped everything for Watsi. We quit our jobs, moved across the country, and worked hundred-hour weeks to prove that by connecting people, we could change the future of healthcare.
Three months ago, we had the opportunity to pitch Watsi to the titans of Silicon Valley at Y…
LL Cool J feels otherwise.
The American mind has made that very clear, it has said: ‘Be a specialised something — fill your head with the zeitgeist, with the technical — and we’ll write your ticket.’
I don’t have the courage to say no to that.