Angela Mari
Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget, Technology


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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget, Neuroscience, Technology, Writing

Creative Tools Specification

Stephen Jenvey, as per my style I am listening to waves crash to some

[thesaurus: words for beautiful sounds; retrieve:images, music; sort: color, timbre; todo:look for a better word here. i’m trying to capture how magical it is to be able to think freely and design the future because you can see clearly, now the rain is gone.]

does that designer language speak to your interface?

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Yahoo! T-Shirt Culture

Code like a girl., originally uploaded by SpunkyGidget.

In Seattle, buried deep under my bed in boxes long ago forgotten, lives a huge stash of t-shirts from Microsoft. T-shirt that promote teams and products and conferences. Some are so large that I can’t even bother to try to wear them as night shirts. And they are buried under my bed.

Then. Now. Always., originally uploaded by SpunkyGidget.

My first weeks at Yahoo! I was surprised by the pervasive branded t-shirt culture. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what was surprising… I mean, come on, I came from the land of geeks where all they wear are branded (read: free) t-shirts. What was so unique here?

The other day it hit me…

One, these t-shirt are well designed.

Two, people wear them because they want to–because they are proud–not because they’re free t-shirts.

Fight Mojibake!, originally uploaded by SpunkyGidget.

I wonder if this reflects how people feel about the teams or products they work on at Yahoo, or if it’s more about them being well designed t-shirts which are actually appealing?