How do you have a hero's journey when he is already a hero?
What are the sacrifices that you need to make in order to preserve something as precious as humanity?
John 117. He is more than a hero, he is the Master Chief. I grew accustomed to the occasional November release of a new Halo title. I'd live and die with the Chief, fighting my way through impossible situations while always knowing that Spartans never die.
Then they took him away from us.
After several Halo titles focused on other aspects of the Halo universe, on November 6 the Chief returns. Above is a "behind the scenes" video from the guys at 343; it gives me great hope they got this right. They talk about the hero's journey and show us the human side of this great warrior. You can bet I've pre-ordered the game and will be playing as soon as it arrives.
I also loved this video on "heroes".
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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