“15. Send postcards. They’re fun. People like getting them. If you must send an email put all the contents in the subject line: “Mom — I’m alive, in Italy, not going back to school next semester. XO” —Thrilling and Amazing! 15 Tips for an Extraordinary Vacation.
“We’re planning to do solo tours at exactly the same time. On the same venues. And we’re going to play the same set list. We’ll play the same songs, simultaneously.” —Bret McKenzie on Songwriting for The Muppets, Jason Segel’s Power Ballad, and Teaching Chris Cooper to Rap — Vulture
“These days, instead of Cobain we have got the bearded Brooklynites, like the Mast brothers with their beautiful chocolate. Painters and musicians looking to make a decent living at their art, rather than to get rich. People who want to grow their own food, or crochet their own bedspreads. To use less and have less, but to have more beautiful things, and more mindfully. Again, there are growing indications that the craftsmen are trying to bring things back to a more human, manageable scale.” —Less Human Than Human: The Design Philosophy of Apple | The Awl
“I’ve been saying for many, many years, people should talk to their friends, not their merchants. And so we use all of our customer service information to find the root cause of any customer contact. What went wrong? Why did that person have to call? Why aren’t they spending that time talking to their family instead of talking to us? How do we fix it? Zappos takes a completely different approach. You call them and ask them for a pizza, and they’ll get out the Yellow Pages for you.” —Jeff Bezos Owns the Web in More Ways Than You Think | Magazine
“Sometimes the next thing does less, and is better for it — not in every way, but overall. If we never let go of old technology, we’d be buried in complexity and crushed by outdated crap.” —Daring Fireball
“Asking computer nerds to design social software is a little bit like hiring a Mormon bartender.” —The Social Graph is Neither (Pinboard Blog)