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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

Interior Decoration Notes: Sweet!

Gummy Bearskin Rug (Brock Davis)

[TotH to Laughing Squid]

As we resolve to redecorate, we might recall that it was on this date in 1912 that fifteen young female employees were fired by Curtis Publishing, publisher of the Ladies Home Journal, for dancing the “Turkey Trot” during their lunch break.

Female employees not dancing at Curtis Publishing (source)

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