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Function following form…

From “Chucks” (aka Converse All Stars) to the iPod,  there are, in the world of goods and services, literally millions of signature “form factors”– shapes, sizes, and badges, that tell us instantly (if, given the power of branding and competitors’ urge to copy, not always accurately :-) what we’re seeing..

But few of these signature looks– if any– are as evocative and as readily recognized as the now-deceased Polaroid photo… the watery color, the square image floating in an asymmetrical white border…  ah, memory…

Readers can rejoice that the good folks at Poladroid have refused to let the Polaroid go gently into that good night:

1) Download the free POLADROID application [conveniently available in English and in French] and launch it

2) Drag & Drop your photos

3) Wait… wait…. wait again… or shake the picture

Then look at or print your POLADROID picture :)

…which will look something like this:


As we meditate on composition, we might wish a reminiscence-filled Happy Birthday to James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck, the lawyer, diarist, writer, friend and biographer of lexicographer Samuel Johnson, whom he met in London on May 16, 1763; Boswell was born in Edinburgh on this date in 1740.  His Life of Dr Johnson— surely the best-known biography in the English language– was published on the 28th anniversary of the meeting of these two extraordinary men.

James Boswell

Written by (Roughly) Daily

October 29, 2008 at 1:01 am

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