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Gall's Law
"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system."
development  systemsdesign  quote  design 
march 2015 by garrettc
The Pastry Box Project - 4 July 2012, baked by Ethan Marcotte
"We’re rediscovering focus. How to do more with a little bit less."
quote  mobile  web  responsivedesign  designthinking 
july 2012 by garrettc
All Web Developers Should Stop Doing This Immediately
On the stupidity of preventing people with tablets from using your site and pushing them towards an app. Worth it alone for the line "…cravenly commercial and stubbornly immune to the most basic tenets of usability."
tablet  ipad  userexperience  application  usability  quote 
february 2012 by garrettc
Malcolm Tucker (Character) - Quotes
Why am I only realising now that this page exists on IMDB?
television  quote  comedy  nsfw  swearing 
february 2010 by garrettc
MicroHoo: corporate penis envy?
"I believe that we're collectively working on an Internet Operating System, and that it will ultimately look more like Unix than it looks like Windows. That is, it will be an aggregate of best of breed tools produced by an army of independent actors, all playing by the same rules so that those tools work together to produce a whole greater than the sum of the parts."
future  operatingsystem  microsoft  yahoo  network  quote  article 
august 2008 by garrettc
Merlin Mann on clients
"Work becomes disruptively more enjoyable if you can shed the clients who buy solely on price. Truth is, you can't afford them."
twitter  client  quote 
january 2008 by garrettc
Ray Bradbury Quote
Kinda sums up how I'm feeling right now.
quote  raybradbury  intelligence  love  cynicism 
october 2007 by garrettc
Individuals and Communities
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community. - William James
quote  community  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  ideas  identity 
july 2007 by garrettc

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