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Month: June 2014

Liquid OS X Yosemite

I have tested the first Liquid for OS X Yosemite today and it’s quite wonderful. First of all, the keyboard shortcut to launch Liquid now works wether you have text selected or not and it uses the OS X accounts for Facebook, Twitter etc. so users don’t have to enter anything into Liquid.   :-)

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Urgent Complex Problems

Doug Engelbart used to say that mankind is coping with problems of ever increasing complexity and urgency. Here is is when we talked in the mid-90s:

This has now been measured: “Complexity Rising: From Human Beings to Human Civilization, a Complexity Profile”

I think part of Doug’s problem was that his intuition was just so keen that he saw so much as being obvious without necessarily having to bother with a lot of the data and communication about it. He also foresaw Moore’s Law, and told Moore about it. To Doug it was simply too obvious to put a name to it, he told me.

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“You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” Marianne Williamson

The quote: “You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be” by Marianne Williamson was on someone’s timeline on Facebook. It’s simple, and obvious maybe, but worthy of reflection. One thing is how to apply it to oneself, and I am trying to do just that, but another thing is how to apply it to the innovation of media. How can we stop of of thinking of text as simply lines signifying speech, as typography? What is the essence of what we’d like text to do?

That is what I am trying to get my head around today. We’ll all days really. But focusing on it today.

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