Taste

There’s something deeper than making money off stuff. Being a part of creating stuff for the universe is awesome. – Ilya Zhitomirskiy

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. – Socrates

The integration of software cannot be achieved by committee, where everyone has to put in their own additions (featuritis again). It must be controlled by dictatorial artists with full say on the final cut. – Ted Nelson

Ceci n’est pas une pipe. – René Magritte

I think that freedom is more important than mere technical advance […] My rule is, if I can’t share it with you, I won’t take it. – Richard Stallman

You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. – Steve Jobs

Watch what people actually do. Do not believe what people say they do. – Jakob Nielsen

If your picture isn’t good enough, you’re not close enough. – Robert Capa

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. – Ken Robinson

To motivate and satisfy people, we need to maximize purpose instead of profit. – Dan Pink

TV functions as a cognitive heatsink, dissipating thinking that might otherwise  build up and cause society to overheat. – Clay Shirky


If you interact with things in your life, everything is constantly changing. And if nothing changes, you’re an idiot.
– Umberto Eco

To have lived a truly fulfilled and satisfying life, you should have recognized problems and contributed to their abolition. – Noam Chomsky

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. – George Bernhard Shaw


when you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. your tastes only narrow & exclude people. so create.
– _why the lucky stiff

To deal with an uncertain future and still move forward, have strong opinions, which are weakly held. – Paul Saffo

Let’s talk about how we can use technology to improve people’s physical lives. – Ilya Zhitomirskiy

Cognitive bias, psychological thrillers, nature sounds and music without voice.

The art of Aram Bartholl, Tim Knowles, Dominic Wilcox, Ji Lee, Daniel Eatock

2 responses to “Taste

  1. So that ring? I still have it. I think I’ll be keeping it around for a while. Hopefully next time I see you the scar will be well ingrained.

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