Off Topic

Posted in Off Topic by DCroy on 4 November 2008




This is great. Excellent typography, nice animation, and what’s more, it is relevant. I can’t recall the last time I felt like some online shit actually reflected how I feel – which is conflicted . Adding your own trepidation or anger or optimism makes it more interactive than a lot of supposedly interactive stuff, perhaps because it’s open to opposing thoughts and shows that your little anxiety isn’t yours alone. 

Idle Speculations:

  • It doesn’t really mean anything. It’s not earth-shattering or important. But it did feel personal and collective, so that’s something I guess.
  • Why is the NYTimes the only outfit thinking about things like this? It seems like the other newspapers are playing catchup. I mean, aren’t there interesting thinkers and coders in Kansas City or Butte, Montana who could be doing things like this? Perhaps it has to do with the NYT being privately held. And perhaps they could teach us something about a bureaucracy trusting in ideas. Who knows. Like the subhead says: idle.

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