Here's a random sampling of some articles I wrote for my blog. Call it designing with words.
The rumor mill is hot again today with yet another rumor that an Apple iWatch is more than just whispers, it’s full on in the works. There’s at least 100 product designers working on it right now! Are you surprised by the the possibilities of this new addition to the Apple product family? I’m not—I called it forever ago!
Today we learned the fate of Timothy Lau, a 21 year old who was part of the Stanley Cup riot in 2011. He faced four charges, more than anyone else who took part that day. You do the crime, you face the time, right? Well, not unless the media made your crime too public, then you’re off the hook. Lau got a 4 month sentence. Since when does the media exact justice?
Patience is a virtue, right? Funny, it doesn’t seem that way these days. There’s a “want now, get now” mentality out there that opposes patience. Things weren’t always this way—at least in my life. Times change, and I’m just along for the ride. But what about people born into this way of life. Will they ever know patience?
There’s a new big bad in town, and it’s causing quite a stir. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? Say hello to Heartbleed! The latest and greatest in online security holes has just came into the spot light. For a small bug it’s already being crowned the greatest internet threat ever. Oh ya, and it’s been around for 2 years. They just found it now.
By now most of you are security conscious. You know what to click, what not to, and have your Facebook profiles locked down—leaving all your personal info visible to just your friends (right?). Status updates, wall posts, photos, who your friends are—all of that info is safe. But when it comes to “liking” something, that’s a whole different story. Likes are public. You’d be surprised to know there’s more info about you out there than you’d care to, well—like.
When tragedy strikes, the news is where people used to turn for the latest and greatest—until the Internet. Then along came social media. This is the new News. Isn’t being hyper-connected great? What’s better than reality television than actual real television? Sadly, both can be equally as fake.