- R: Anyway, this new guy brings up your name in some context
- Derek: my name - what?
- R: so next thing I know, my boss is asking me - who's Derek from some-newspaper.com I'm trying to sum up the essence of you and all I can think of saying to my boss is, of course, "f* you"
“The underlying premise of Berg’s work and that of other tech-savvy designers in “Talk to Me” is that technology has tremendous potential to enhance our lives, if — and it is a big if — it can be “translated” into forms that make it useful, attractive and accessible. Otherwise even the most promising technological advances risk seeming so opaque and intimidating that we will not make the most of them.” —Design Firm Seeks to Humanize Technology - NYTimes.com
“Torvalds says that application developers are very important. They're not "real men" like kernel developers, he says, but still are "necessary" for Linux to succeed.” —A Conversation with Linus Torvalds | Linux.com
“He summed up his personal motive to the former Wall Street trader Ivan Boesky when they were both in prison: “I didn’t do it for the money; I did it for the entertainment.” —Ghost in the Wires - By Kevin Mitnick - Book Review - NYTimes.com
“The final ISO ballot on C++ 0x closed on Wednesday, and we just received the results: Unanimous approval. The next revision of C++ that we’ve been calling “C++ 0x” is now an International Standard! Geneva will take several months to publish it, but we hope it will be published well within the year, and then we’ll be able to call it “C++ 11.” —
I will be growing a beard to celebrate this important milestone.
(updated: tumblr bookmarklet fail - didn’t preserve ++ - so C++ suddenly became just C )
“Over all, TimesPeople is a well-designed service for loyal NYTimes readers who want to use social networking features. While the concept and execution are on point, one gets the feeling that a better idea would be to have a social network for newspapers that wasn’t dedicated to just one source, in this case the well-respected NYTimes. Perhaps users would be better served if they could subscribe to other newspaper sites much as they can with RSS readers and share comments and stories that way. Maybe call it The PaperBoy? In any event, if you love the NYTimes then you should enjoy TimesPeople.” —