Chrome OS User Experience

19 November 2009

Sketched and screenshotted examples of what the Chrome OS (the open source project is called Chromium) is going to look like. The goal is a noble one: An OS that boots super fast (under 10 seconds), gives you instant access to a modern web browser (WebKit) and gets the hell out of your way. I […]

AT&T’s Morale Problem

18 November 2009

I’m sure the sentiment is more widespread than this one rep. Update: AT&T says it’s a hoax, and they’re probably right. Consumerist gets it, though: it doesn’t matter if it’s “true” or not. It felt true, and that speaks volumes about AT&T’s business and culture.

‘We Like Lists Because We Don’t Want to Die’

16 November 2009

Umberto Eco on his new exhibition in the Louvre. The list is the origin of culture. It’s part of the history of art and literature. What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible. It also wants to create order — not always, but often.

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