It could be that rather than popping, the current tech bubble is just going to slowly let out air as giant IPO after giant IPO launch big and then deflate into nothing. DHH is on to something. Early investors are making it big, but those late to the game—IPO investors—are being taken for suckers.
The emoto project captures and visualises the excitement around the Olympic Games in London 2012. We track twitter for themes related to the Games, analyse the messages for content and emotional expressions, and visualise topics and tone of the conversation.
It will be interesting to see the shifts in mood here over the next two weeks and even more interesting to see an annotated graph of the mood swings when it’s all done.
Good user interface design takes care of irritations before they appear. Good design is invisible. Good screen design happens in the subatomic level of microtypography (the exact definition of a typeface), the invisible grid of macrotypography (how the typeface is used), and the invisible world of interaction design and information architecture.
People buy the cheapest stuff so they can afford to buy more with their money. But because more expensive stuff often provides more value in the long term, paying more means you can actually buy more. When you buy a John Deer or a Snapper you don’t have to replace it every other year like that random wally world lawnmower.
Getting a purchase right the first time by not skimping also means you get to be happier with what you have for longer. Rarely will you regret spending a little more for something you will value and use.
“Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.”—G.K. Chesterton in the Illustrated London News October 23, 1929 (via gkchestertonquote)