Unfortunately the progress we have made is not distributed equally. The forces working against strong design are still powerful. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not so naive or arrogant as to believe we should all quit our jobs and relocate to an Ebola-stricken place in West-Africa in order to give a real meaning to our work. And I don’t have any practical advice as to what you should or could do after reading this. All I know is that I discovered what feels like and alternate reality –one in which even the smallest improvement can have an enormous impact on people’s most basic needs. As a designer and a fellow human being, I believe we need to work harder on re-aligning those realities. We need to honour what makes up the nucleus of our discipline: empathy and compassion. Because above all, design is about people.
Francesco Kirkhoff, Offscreen Magazine n°13
The Zend Performance Team provides insight into the upcoming impact of PHP 7 with this simple, but effective, infographic. I am lucky enough to have SiteGround as my ISP for my personal projects and since a couple of days ago I’m testing it … and in a couple of situations the websites increased speed is clearly visible…
Our perceptions of privacy have already changed. It used to be that we were private by default, and public with effort. Now we’re public by default, and private with effort.
Bruce Schneier, Offscreen Magazine n°13
Finally someone who questions the life-style and the human relationship approach of the distorted world of the Silicon Valley.
So the challenge for us, as leaders, investors, inventors, dreamers, and doers, is this: not merely to settle for apps which make our lives a little easier. But to create the earth-shaking breakthroughs which make lives truly better — and give others the chance to do so as well.