Don’t we all?
… in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous. Everything else is crap! (…) Everything around us that we call life was made up by people who were no smarter than you… so build a life, don’t live one. Build one. Find your opportunities and always be sexy.”
— Ashton Kutcher, Teen Choice Awards 2013
We have learned lots of acronyms (serp), we have learned scrum.
Moreover, we have learned that Cucumber likes to be fed Gherkin.
We have uttered sentences like “Will Google allow that?” and “I think the button doesn’t mind”.
Google’s constitution, a button’s feelings, a cucumber’s appetite – there’s nothing you can’t think of that you have to think of these days …
Oh, the beauty of it all!
For the past few days we’ve been meeting with tech people from several agencies to find the best one for our project.
Although all the talk about Python, PHP and stuff like that gives us a dizzy feeling most of the time we did extract useful information from those meetings.
One visitor who we liked straight away (cool company name, cool pen) told us how he recently met Angela Merkel at some tech oriented thing. He asked her if she – being a physics student in 1980’s GDR – had ever written code herself.
And indeed, she had! Who would have thought!
Someone in our government actually knows what the future will be made of.
Maybe we’ll call her in for a presentation some time.
13 people are credited for “creative” for “The Oreo Blackout Tweet”.
And they probably all got paid.
I ♥ the internet.
You’ve got the need/
We’ve got the Tweet/
Let’s make lots of money!
— based on Pet Shop Boys, Opportunities (1986)
Eben auf dem Digitalkongress. Es ging, unter anderem, darum, dass “das Internet überläuft und dann alles langsamer” werde. (A couple of hours ago at re-publica. There was some panel talk about the internet being overflooded with content and therefore everything is slowing down.)
Außer uns. (We aren’t.)
… WE’RE MOVING ON.
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„Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.”
– Charles Eames
We designed a website once, in our minds, and then men took our ideas and built the site according to their purpose (what they thought looked good).
Alas! Ours will be a website for women (mostly). And the men eventually had to admit that there’s one thing they really don’t know too much about: what women want.