“On the other hand, cheap, rough paper with a beautifully set textblock hanging just so on the page makes those in the know, smile (and those who don’t, feel welcome). It says: We may not have had the money to print on better paper, but man, we give a shit. Giving a shit does not require capital, simply attention and humility and diligence. Giving a shit is the best feeling you can imbue craft with. Giving a shit in book design manifests in many ways, but it manifests perhaps most in the margins.”
– Let’s talk about margins — Craig Mod
“Jeff, one day you’ll understand that it’s harder to be kind than clever”
“working hard and not taking yourself too seriously can get you a long way”
– Pieter Omvlee at BubbleConf 2013 on Vimeo
“More often than not, two people arguing passionately about something are actually arguing about two different things. Sometimes they even agree with one another, but are so caught up in their squabble they don’t realize it.”
“Dostoevski needed a doorstop of a book to grapple with the question: “Is it ever acceptable for innocents to suffer for the greater good?” And the Americans, a more practical people, have answered that in two words: “Of course!””
Robots & Kids, a link dump
Some links about robots for kids, from desk research we did for a project, some time ago:
Reading Tip #1
It’s tempting to judge what you read:
I agree with these statements, and I disagree with those.
However, a great thinker who has spent decades on an unusual line of thought cannot induce their context into your head in a few pages. It’s almost certainly the case that you don’t fully understand their statements.
Instead, you can say:
I have now learned that there exists a worldview in which all of these statements are consistent.
And if it feels worthwhile, you can make a genuine effort to understand that entire worldview. You don’t have to adopt it. Just make it available to yourself, so you can make connections to it when it’s needed.”
– Bret Victor, Links 2013
This is amazing in so many ways…
(via ETAM CRU)
“A great process isn’t designed; it is evolved. So, the important thing isn’t your process; the important thing is your process for improving your process.”
– Highlighted by Ale Muñoz in Lean from the Trenches