Heat: Michael Mann (1995)
The Wolf of Wall Street: Martin Scorsese (2013)
Nocturnal Animals: Tom Ford (2016)
What a hoot.
I walked into this store and really liked this jacket I’m trying on. I did not realize it but remembered that I lost 35 pounds this year. I didn’t make any changes but little adjustments; cutting soda, walking more, and got a gym membership to work out with my friend/coworker. The motivation as simply to have more energy to be a more effective designer. You have to take care of mind and body. BTW I got the jacket. Happy New Year!
Don’t teach kids how to code. Teach them art, curiosity, and an imagination to use code to make their ideas tangible.
“The phrase, ‘technology and education’ usually means inventing new gadgets to teach the same old stuff in a thinly disguised version of the same old way. Moreover, if the gadgets are computers, the same old person becomes incredibly more expensive and biased towards its dumbest parts, namely the kind of rote learning in which measurable results can be obtained by treating the children like pigeons in a skinner box.”
—Teaching Children Thinking, by Seymour Papert, 1971
Ideas are very precious to me, and when I see ideas dying, it hurts. I see a tragedy. To me it feels like a moral wrong. It feels like a moral injustice, and if i think there is anything I can do about it, I feel it’s my responsibility to do so. Not opportunity, but responsibility.
Going to miss our three product development interns. These three women have such a bright future.
This is an excerpt from Milton Glaser’s “Ten Things I Have Learned”:
“One night I was sitting in my car outside Columbia University where my wife Shirley was studying Anthropology. While I was waiting I was listening to the radio and heard an interviewer ask ‘Now that you have reached 75 have you any advice for our audience about how to prepare for your old age?’ An irritated voice said ‘Why is everyone asking me about old age these days?’ I recognized the voice as John Cage. I am sure that many of you know who he was – the composer and philosopher who influenced people like Jasper Johns and Merce Cunningham as well as the music world in general. I knew him slightly and admired his contribution to our times. ‘You know, I do know how to prepare for old age’ he said. ‘Never have a job, because if you have a job someday someone will take it away from you and then you will be unprepared for your old age. For me, it has always been the same every since the age of 12. I wake up in the morning and I try to figure out how am I going to put bread on the table today? It is the same at 75, I wake up every morning and I think how am I going to put bread on the table today? I am exceedingly well prepared for my old age’ he said.”
I agree with this 100%.