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“Good design’s not about what medium you’re working in. It’s about thinking hard about what you want to do and what you have to work with before you start.”*…

From the team at Readymag, a project exploring the impact of women in design (and calling attention to the ongoing gender imbalance in the design industry). For example…

Susan Kare [pictured above] is famous for designing Apple’s Macintosh interface elements, icons and typefaces in the 1980s, as well as a number of other pixel-based graphics for early computers. She was one of the key figures in the PC usability revolution initiated by Steve Jobs at Apple. Kare is often referred to as “the woman who gave the Macintosh a smile,” for designing the original Happy Mac icon…

19 others at “Designing women,” from @readymag.

More on @SusanKare here.

Susan Kare


As we give credit where credit is due, we might recall that it was on this date in 1985 that the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA, later DARPA) opened internet domains for registration. Symbolics Computer Corporation was the first out of the gate with Symbolics.com. The company used the website to sell specialized computers running the programming language Lisp. (Symbolics initially meant these machines to develop artificial intelligence but were a little ahead of their time; they later adapted them for other uses.)


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March 15, 2023 at 1:00 am

“Always live your life with your biography in mind”*…


Inspired (“greatly”) by the Designer Bios Tumblr page; made by Taulant Sulko: the “Designer Bio Generator™.”

* Marisha Pessl, Special Topics in Calamity Physics


As we characterize ourselves, we might send rhythmic birthday greetings to Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley; he was born on this date in 1945.  A singer, songwriter, and guitarist, he helped pioneer and popularize (first with his band The Wailers, then on his own) the musical genre we know and love as Reggae.

One love, one heart,
Let’s get together and feel alright

– from “One Love” (cowritten with Curtis Mayfield)



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February 6, 2016 at 1:01 am

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