On Penny Arcade, Exploitation, and the Myth of the Do-Everything Rock Star

Christopher Buecheler on Penny Arcade’s really sad job posting earlier this week:

You don’t want that job. There is no upside to taking it. You’ll be worked like a dog and paid like shit while you’re doing it, while Khoo, Krahulik, and Holkins continue cashing their trade show checks.

Robert Khoo is a brilliant businessman, and such businessmen excel by finding the sucker and exploiting him or her.

Don’t be that sucker.

Never be that sucker.


Knock twice on your iPhone to unlock your Mac. $3.99 on the App Store, and a really nice site that commits one major sin: Hijacking the user’s scroll momentum to guide them through the sections. This is happening a lot these days.

We did some demos of this at Occipital for the Structure Sensor website, based (as I assume Knock’s is) on Apple’s animation-heavy Mac Pro site. It looked really cool, but in the end it never “felt” right. After demoing it to a friend of mine his only feedback was “Just let me scroll.” It’s good advice.