Presenting the con that is diet food. Exhibit A. Excitement over these Sainsbury’s low fat treats leads to disappointment when it turns out that 80% of the packaging is air. Now THAT’S how they end up so low of fat…
Ami Vitale – Some really great photos, and compelling interactivity on this site. I like the way the first photo fades back when you go for the menu, and the way the “Info” buttons work on the thumbnails. For some reason I keep on reading her name as Amityville.
Julian’s RockList Site – apart from some questionable music when you enter the site, this is a great resource of “best of” lists from music publications such as Q and NME, and awards like the Mercury Music Prize. Some lists date back as far as the 50s.
I’m not sure I really get the iPod Photo. I have to assume it’s an evolutionary product on the way to somewhere (e.g. playing video).
To me, the iPod is about personal consumption of content. People close themselves into their world of music. The implication of this new product is that people will want to carry all their photos with them at all times in order to share them with other people. I’m not sure I buy that. I’m not sure that other people have the patience to go through more then a few dozen of someone elses photos. And photos have a half-life. I carry a few photos with me on my phone, but it’s been a while since I’ve shown them to anybody. I rarely meet people now who haven’t already seen photos of my wedding
Video, though, IS about personal consumption (catching up on your TV shows and movies). The form-factor and storage of this device are right, the lack of video support is a problem.
Legendary radio DJ John Peel dies. This is very sad, especially considering his age (only 64). He was the czar of alternative radio on Radio One for years. Probably the most open minded and inclusive DJ possible. Here’s a search for “John Peel Sessions” on Amazon.co.uk.
“Right from the outset, Peel changed the rules. He played every track without interruption, to the delight of those wishing to tape his show, while providing a witty and knowledgeable running commentary, seemingly a million miles away from the transatlantic platitudes of many of his colleagues.”
Thought the Olympus m:robe products looked cool. They mix a camera and MP3 player in a device with a 20gb hard drive.
Stranger moves in, redecorates while woman’s on vacation. “DOUGLASVILLE, Georgia (AP) — A woman came home from vacation to find a stranger living there, wearing her clothes, changing utilities into her name and even ripping out carpet and repainting a room she didn’t like, authorities said.” – CNN
Not sure that this is that extensive, but here
s an online resource called Design at the Design Museum, which includes information about modern and contemporary designers.