Facing the challenge of putting ideas into language.Blog Archive • Questions?
But where Gloss shows its usefulness is in forcing you to make some of the tough choices when you’re saving a story for later, something you’re subtly rewarded for hours, weeks, and potentially months later.
In another regrettable development, I am no longer thirteen, and apparently won’t be again. As the adage has it, the golden age of science fiction was twelve. My youthful capacity for wonder at any form of art may have been permanently deadened by age, education, and one too many competent, forgettable literary novels. The truth is, I don’t really need book covers to wow and sucker me in me anymore, because I mostly read books that friends or fellow writers or other books have recommended. I’m going to buy Cormac McCarthy’s next novel even if it has a pair of stilettos or cat with a magnifying glass or a single totemic object on a white field on the cover. Still, I wouldn’t mind being seduced by sensuous appeal again every once in a while. Even if you love your wife for who she is as a person, it’s still nice when she breaks out a sexy new outfit.
(Many people interviewed for this article said they would not criticize Mr. Lowry on the record, wary of offending a figure with such power in the art world.)
One important thing is that Japanese does not have the counterpart to the word ‘and.’
My philosophy has not really changed — I really try to develop symbols that are meaningful and memorable. I started designing monochrome icons using a 32 x 32 pixel icon editor that Andy Hertzfeld created. Subsequently I’ve been able to take advantage of more robust tools and higher screen resolution, and also design vector images in Illustrator. But design problems are solved by thinking about context and metaphor — not by tools.
And now, you can also share a series of photos that automatically create a collage.
Hashtags and @ replies are “arcane,” said Vivian Schiller, head of news at Twitter…”We are working on moving the scaffolding of Twitter into the background.”