I’ve got my ticket for long way around
Two bottles of whiskey for the way
And I sure would like some sweet company
And I’m leaving tomorrow, what do you say?
– Lulu And The Lampshades, You’re Gonna Miss Me (watch the video)
Colonisation is not a celebration.
– Emily van der Nagel
What would be a new form factor, new design, new capabilities for another 10 years? And the engineering team has come up with something truly revolutionary, truly radical and this product is so cool.
– Phil Schiller, unveiling the new Mac Pro (WWDC 2013) (watch the video)
Pizza is more than just food; it’s a genuine physical and spiritual pleasure. Anyone who says that money cannot buy happiness has clearly never spent their money on pizza.
– Andrew W.K.
Yet there are moments when the walls of the mind grow thin; when nothing is unabsorbed, and I could fancy that we might blow so vast a bubble that the sun might set and rise in it and we might take the blue of midday and the black of midnight and be cast off and escape from here and now.
– Virginia Woolf, The Waves
An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. An iPod, a phone … ARE YOU GETTING IT?
– Steve Jobs, unveiling the iPhone (Macworld Expo 2007) (watch the video)
When I think about human history and civilization, it always appears to be like a string: one extreme is old time and tradition; current and contemporary is the other. Interestingly, when we turn and join the two extremes together, it forms a perfect circle and creates a new language of art.
– Ah Xian
Charles: Level with me, Red. When are the robots planning to rise up and take over?
Red Robot: Typical extrovert perspective. We’re on your desks. We’re in your phones. We count your money. We heat your homes. We navigate your cars. We time your mac and cheese.
We’ve already taken over everything that matters.
But you’re welcome to whatever’s left of nature!
– R Stevens, Diesel Sweeties
Happy 25th birthday Photoshop. I hate the monster you’ve become, please don’t leave me. You were the killer app for many a photographer otherwise too frightened to touch a computer. Having been a user for under two decades, I must acknowledge the influence of your creators, Thomas and John Knoll on my creative life.