Looks like one of my Barbican Poets found some old embarrassing footage of me reading a poem on YouTube. I was, like, 21? O, my voice… :(
For anyone who’s keeping track: I’m on a train back to London after an energising INSET for teachers in Leeds. Home by midnight? Maybe just.
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"Each of us has a passion, and it’s our moral obligation to use that passion to make the world a better place." – Aza Raskin.
Headline: Playing video games makes you more creative, according to Michigan State University. Where’s my controller? http://t.co/jcjkHzVU
"You know, one of the things that really hurt Apple was after I left John Sculley got a very serious…"
You know, one of the things that really hurt Apple was after I left John Sculley got a very serious disease. It’s the disease of thinking that a really great idea is 90% of the work. And if you just tell all these other people “here’s this great idea” then of course they can go off and make it happen.
And the problem with that is that there’s just a tremendous amount of craftsmanship in between a great idea and a great product. And as you evolve that great idea, it changes and grows. It never comes out like it starts because you learn a lot more as you get into the subtleties of it. And you also find there are tremendous tradeoffs that you have to make. There are just certain things you can’t make electrons do. There are certain things you can’t make plastic do. Or glass do. Or factories do. Or robots do.
Designing a product is keeping five thousand things in your brain and fitting them all together in new and different ways to get what you want. And every day you discover something new that is a new problem or a new opportunity to fit these things together a little differently.”
- Steve Jobs: The parable of the stones - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech (via ninakix)