It’s funny to see all these stuffy watch guys go “this will never become a family heirloom” and it “won’t affect our market.” The watch market has already been “affected”—by mobile phones. The Apple Watch is going for the unoccupied real estate on the wrists of people who aren’t wearing watches any more—or who are young enough to have never worn a watch—not those who appreciate and wear “a classic.”

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"Focus on the user experience" was drilled into our heads from the time we were teenaged Industrial Design sophomores, yet after graduating we spend our twenties working for companies that placed it far down on the list of priorities. As designers we were beholden to Engineering, or Marketing, or Sales, or told that we had to compromise on X or Y if we wanted to meet the budget, or hitched to simply inescapable deadlines that had to be met at the risk of our jobs.

It all seemed so obvious to us, if you make that part out of plastic rather than metal it will break, or that button shouldn’t be there or it is accidentally going to get pressed every other time, or the parting line here is going to bite into the user’s hand, and you quickly discover that nobody cares. Your boss, also an industrial designer, used to care but no longer does because the system beat it out of him. And you realize that by your thirties you’re not going to care either.

Intrigued by the Moto Hint.

I tweeted earlier today about how quick voice messaging won’t really take off until people have a way to hear their messages without putting their phone up to their face, and without using the speaker on their phone. The Moto Hint could make it work.

This is basically how people buy phones.

(via nedroidcomics)

“Quick tip for startup founders: If you want to find out what the competition is doing, call them and say you want to invest in them. Tell them you’re a partner at Andreessen Horowitz or something (what are they gonna do, check?) — and watch how quickly they open their legs for you.”
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“Since Anomaly’s founding we have never done a time sheet. We do not believe in the practice of selling time.
At best, selling time is a commoditizing force that encourages agencies to staff more take longer to deliver — at worst selling time is selling a lie.
Anomaly does not sell time, we do not even collect the data. Rather we sell the value of our output.”