On Twitter, some designers are going through the five stages of grief over Squarespace's logo designer tool.
Denial: "This is garbage."
Anger: "This is infuriating. I thought better of Squarespace."
Bargaining: "As a professional Designer, I am thinking about discontinuing my web service with them."
Depression: "This Squarespace Logo maker is gonna put a lot of people out of work."
Acceptance: "The people making a logo in Squarespace weren't going to hire you anyway. At least now they have a simple tool to use."
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
The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its first generation predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. What’s so cool about it? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing a statoc 2D image.
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