The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #147

  1. Ad Legend George Lois: Magazine Covers Are “Trash Today” | “The iconic designer didn’t mince words in a recent interview, arguing that technology is ‘helping to destroy creativity in advertising.’”
  2. Mind the gap | “How to spend your time when there’s nothing left to do? This morning something happened that reminded me of an important lesson re: time well spent.”
  3. Grids, Sheets and Narratives | “Design improvements to the three most powerful end user productivity tools.”
  4. Adam Pally didn’t even try to hide his despair on stage at the Shorty Awards | “Pally took the stage to present the award for Best Overall Instagram, his shirt collar unbuttoned and the dull sheen of a man who has lost even the memory of what hope used to feel like in his eyes, and proceeded to mercilessly tear into the entire concept behind the Shorty Awards, as well as several of the evening’s honorees.”
  5. Noam Chomsky Defines What It Means to Be a Truly Educated Person | “Chomsky, whose thoughts on education we’ve featured before, tells us in the short video interview at the top of the post how he defines what it means to be truly educated. And to do so, he reaches back to a philosopher whose views you won’t hear referenced often, Wilhelm von Humboldt, German humanist, friend of Goethe and Schiller, and ‘founder of the modern higher education system.’”
  6. Mindfulness Isn’t Just a Trend, It’s Key to Being a Better Leader | “The shift toward achieving mindfulness is putting leaders in a better place to run their companies.”
  7. Colin Forbes on the Structure of Pentagram | “On the occasion of the 90th birthday of Pentagram co-founder Colin Forbes, we reprint his classic 1992 essay “Transition” and share a portfolio of his work.”
  8. OLPC’S $100 LAPTOP WAS GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD — THEN IT ALL WENT WRONG | “In late 2005, tech visionary and MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte pulled the cloth cover off a small green computer with a bright yellow crank. The device was the first working prototype for Negroponte’s new nonprofit One Laptop Per Child, dubbed “the green machine” or simply “the $100 laptop.” And it was like nothing that Negroponte’s audience — at either his panel at a UN-sponsored tech summit in Tunis, or around the globe — had ever seen.”
  9. Announcing the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service | “Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better Internet. We’re excited today to take another step toward that mission with the launch of — the Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service. This post will talk a little about what that is and a lot about why we decided to do it. (If you’re interested in the technical details on how we built the service, check out Ólafur Guðmundsson’s accompanying post.)”
  10. Stop calling these Dark Design Patterns or Dark UX — these are simply a**hole designs | “Have you noticed that lately some people are trying to coin the terms “Dark UX” or “Dark Design Patterns”? Not only that, but also trying to put in the UX account some nasty psychological or cheap tricks.”

Image: screenshot via UX Collective, link #10.