Surat Lozowick on Creativity and Creation

The “Elusive Big Idea”: the problem is not a lack of ideas, but a lack of interest

In a New York Times op-ed, Neal Gabler argues that “big ideas” have been supplanted by an abundance of information. He writes, “In the past, we collected information not simply to know things. That was only the beginning. We also … Continue reading


Balance, balance, balance. When I notice something in my life that isn’t working, balance is frequently the word that comes to mind as the (or a) source. Or rather, imbalance; problems are created by a lack of harmony. Balance seems … Continue reading

Leo Babauta on Simplifying →

Leo Babauta in an interview with Tia Singh, responding to a question about dealing with daily overwhelm while being productive and staying motivated: Simplify. That’s my only tip. People try to do too much. I write. I create content that … Continue reading

Criticism of the Inadequate Clipboard, or: An Ode to Clipboard Managers

Apple calls Mac OS X Lion “the world’s most advanced desktop operating system,” and it’s probably true. Files are automatically saved and versioned. With the Mac App Store, app installation is easier than ever. Backup is built-in. You can even … Continue reading

The One Rule →

Michael Lopp on Mission Control: It might not seem like a lot of change, but after religiously trying Exposé and Spaces for years, Mission Control finally feels like my desktop and not a set of sexy but poorly integrated tools … Continue reading

The effect of Apple’s App Store policy: an inferior experience for users

Apple’s strict policy of forbidding apps that link to (or even mention1) external stores, subscriptions or purchasable content — developers are required to use Apple’s in-app purchase and subscription service exclusively (forfeiting 30% of each sale) — is beginning to … Continue reading

Pomodoro in the Mac App Store: Ugo Landini’s freemium experiment

Like the iPhone App Store before it, the Mac App Store provoked some changes in its respective app ecosystem, especially around pricing. Many higher end apps, including Apple’s own suite, were reduced in price. Among free software, some developers began … Continue reading

Quora →

You’ve probably heard of Quora. If not, you need to check it out. It’s an incredible resource of in-depth information, knowledge, advice and insight, much of it unavailable in such a format anywhere else, with a vast number of talented … Continue reading

Every day

Seth Godin, “The invisible crossroads”: It’s easy to get stressed and excited about the infrequent crossroads. It’s just as easy to ignore the daily opportunities you have to change everything. Beautifully said, and relevant in any context. Every day is … Continue reading

Post-Paywall New York Times Boosts Digital Ad/Sub Dollars →

It seems the New York Times’ digital strategy is working. Tim Carmody explains: For now, it looks like the digital paywall, complex as it may have first seemed, successfully serves multiple ends: a new digital subscription revenue stream, better sales … Continue reading