Hey QuickTime X, your easy editing features are really cool and all… and I’m gonna let you finish, but QuickTime 7 had A/V controls and more playback features.
My invite finally came along for Google Wave. If you don’t know what I’m talking about just watch this video. I haven’t had a chance to use it extensively yet as I only have a few contacts, but it looks great. More importantly it seems solid. This isn’t some flippant new GoogleToy™, but a deep new reinvention of electronic communication.
But this beta preview is just the tip of the iceberg. Email is so tightly integrated into the workflow of computing that it won’t be an easy task to supplant it. I’m hopeful that this could become the email of the future, but I see a number of hurdles before that happens. I’m not going to name names, but the initials of one such hurdle are MS.
Many times I have said that I will never buy another computer that’s not a laptop (unless it’s a server), but if I did, it would most definitely be an iMac. They just released new ones today, and they are full of wide-screen hotness: http://www.apple.com/imac/
I’ve been flip-flopping between green and blue for decades. So instead, I’m going to go a completely different direction. My favorite color is now officially red.
There is this documentary that I like about typography, Helvetica. I’ve seen it a number of times, and it has really opened my eyes to the fact that everything around us has been designed by someone. One of my favorite parts of the movie is this clip of Michael Bierut describing corporate identity design in the sixties. It always left such a strong mental image that I wanted to try my hand at visualizing it.