Archive for June, 2013

Tell a Compelling Story, Dammit

Colin Lee for Medium: I have learned that people decide what they think based upon narratives. A good story always has better results than merely listing out facts. Every good narrative has both characters and a plot. Edward Snowden has been releasing shreds of a story without characters while his opponents have created a complete […]


Buzzfeed‘s transcript of the Charlie Rose interview with Obama regarding the NSA leaks: Charlie Rose: But has FISA court turned down any request? Barack Obama: The — because — the — first of all, Charlie, the number of requests are surprisingly small… number one. Number two, folks don’t go with a query unless they’ve got […]

Marco Arment Discussing The “Fertile Ground” of iOS 7

Marco Arment (formerly of Tumblr, Instapaper, and The Magazine) discussing iOS 7: iOS 7 is different. It isn’t just a new skin: it introduces entirely new navigational and structural standards far beyond the extent of any previous UI changes. Existing apps can support iOS 7 fairly easily without looking broken, but they’ll look and feel ancient. If there’s […]