I didn’t write a new rain yesterday. I had written, for my big community site, a fairly significant deconstruction of a report released by an “environmental” group, and it pretty much sapped any desire I had to write anything else.
No matter, I am back today, here to share with you more deep and inspirational crap dredged up from the bottom of my soul.
Earth Day 2005
First and foremost, Happy Earth Day! Indeed, it is earth day. Be sure to check out http://www.earthday.net for all your Earth Day Needs. It’s a surprisingly pretty site with lots of interesting information. Earth Day was started in 1970 in hopes of rattling the political establishment and forcing environmental issues into the national spotlight. It’s now celebrated by millions of people worldwide, perhaps an indicator that the environment is finally sinking into the global consciousness.
5 rounds with a designer
Onward and upward, friends! This week a pair of well known design bloggers got into a major spat. One was accusing another of ripping off a third designer, and the accused got pretty snippy. Well, as could be surmised, it was all staged – apparently an attempt to set the stage for an article about the difficulties of originality in a design environment where everything has already been done. I don’t believe it for a second. I think they were so embarrassed that people were actually paying attention to their childish snipings that they concocted a story to cover both their asses. I refrain from mentioning their names because I don’t think they need any more attention.
There’s lots of originality to be had out there, you just have to pull your head out of your ass far enough to notice. For years I’ve heard the term “Think outside the box.” You can’t possibly believe how stupid I find that phrase. Many who know me know that my counter-phrase is “There is no box.” Think about it.