Category Archives: Quotes

That’s what this kind of preservation work does. It gunks up our machines. It makes us rethink what we believed about our history.

Dust to Digital, assembling folk music archives of the American South.

The sharing-economy companies are not a way to temper capitalism (and its tendency to generate selfish individualists); they just allow it to function more expediently.

Authentic sharing, by Rob Horning.

Best, Propst believed, would be to join the panels at 120º angles. But his customers realised that they could squeeze more people in if they constructed cubes. A rigid 90º connector was therefore designed to join a panel to one, two or three more. Thus was born the cubicle, and Propst came to be known as its creator. He was horrified.

Inside The Box, a brief history of office design.

At some point (probably one we’ve already passed), weblog technology will be seen as a platform for so many forms of publishing, filtering, aggregation, and syndication that blogging will stop referring to any particularly coherent activity. The term ‘blog’ will fall into the middle distance, as ‘home page’ and ‘portal’ have, words that used to mean some concrete thing, but which were stretched by use past the point of meaning.

Clay Shirky writing in 2003. Pretty prescient considering that’s 12 years ago.

I’d rather make less product and make it better, so that my customers come back after 35, 40 years, as they are now. That’s a really nice feeling.

Frank Clegg, in an interview with Om Malik.