Michael on Creating for the Web: Non-traditional schedules. Crippling self-doubt. Moments of uncaptured brilliance, lost forever. Being inspired by the suggestions and ideas of others to have more of your own. A wealth of people telling you the things you should do, or what they think you do poorly. These are just a few of the universal experiences shared by those of us who create for the web that were brilliantly and hilariously captured by Matthew Inman. If you’ve never heard of Inman, aka The Oatmeal… you’re welcome.
Howie on Perception vs. Reality: I just blogged about the silly perception of gas prices and how saving five cents a gallon is a big deal to people, even though they really saved a dollar or two. In the U.S. we talk about jobs that make things. But as my two esteemed amigos buy expensive electronic tools and gizmos, I am shocked how little of that price is the actual making of the end product.
Gini on The Facebook: I can’t decide if this is real or fake. It’s a reprint of the article that ran in The Crimson when Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook (then called The Facebook) at Harvard. It’s on the university website so I think the actual article is real, but the comments are the real gold. There are some from Zuck himself and some from the Winkelvoss twins, but the comments seem, well, uncharacteristic (based on my expert opinion from seeing a movie and reading articles).