Consider the number of people that must have seen this sign before it was posted: the writer, the printer, the sign manufacturer, the installer, the building manager. And not one knows how to spell, or cared enough to fix the mistake. Amazing.
Orian got this hilarious survey in the mail and saved it for me cuz he knew I’d get a kick out of it. (He knows me so well!) I knew something was off immediately, but I had to stare at it for a moment before I could see what the heck was going on. Do [Keep Reading…]
I received the most curious email this morning. At first I thought it was spam, but after reading through it I think it’s a legitimate question for me and may be based on my previous post on Helvetica. I’m not sure what to make of it so I’m posting it here. Leave your thoughts in [Keep Reading…]
Preamble In my opinion, Twitter is a powerful vehicle for synchronous communication (Asychronous = e-mail; Synchronous = AIM). It’s happening in real-time, and while it’s often called a micro-blogging platform, I think that’s a misnomer. It’s quite different than a blog — a centralized stream of content curated by one or many people. By contrast, [Keep Reading…]
Here’s my rant for the day. I was looking up a definition on Dictionary.com when I saw this skyscraper from The University of Phoenix. The list of degrees they offer scrolls down (from top to bottom) instead of up (bottom to top). Hit play to see what I mean. Why is this bad? Well, the [Keep Reading…]
I’ve been wanting to write about Plurk for a while. Everyone seemed to be so enamored with it when it first launched, but maybe that was because Twitter was experiencing serious downtime and people were pissed off — not because it was anything actually worth being excited about. The first time I logged on, I [Keep Reading…]
It’s been hot in NYC lately. Very hot. So it’s time to buy some more dresses. But being the busy woman that I am, I don’t have a ton of time to go shopping. I decided to check out a few websites to see if anything caught my eye. I’ve never shopped at Bluefly.com, but [Keep Reading…]