Highlights from this week’s 37signals staff posts at Twitter.
asianmack: From 23andMe: All humans can trace their paternal ancestry back to a single man who lived in Africa perhaps 125,000 years ago.
rjs: Started re-reading ‘Cognitive Grammar: An Introduction’ yesterday. Ronald Langacker is one of my heroes.
uptonic: “We’re hiring” plastered across your service van says “high turnover” to me.
dhh: AOL set to sell Bebo for $10M after buying it for $850M just 2 yrs ago. Hot on the heels of selling ICQ for less than half of purchase.
jasonfried: Commoditizing design? Design is a commodity. Great design isn’t, but design is. Like tomatoes vs. heirloom tomatoes.
jasonfried: RFPs are like contests – no one you know ever seems to win one.
packagethief: I watched Food Inc and read the Omnivore’s Dilemma. But it was Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Eating Animals” that got me.
dhh: Part of me can’t believe that I just pre-ordered an iPhone 4 given the abuse AT&T puts me through on a daily basis. Glutton for punishment!
mattlinderman: Boo: ESPN3 World Cup streaming avail only to those w/ internet connection from an ESPN3.com affiliated ISP. Doesn’t include Time Warner.
jasonfried: Writing is design. Design your sentences with the right words like you design your interfaces with the right pixels.
JZ: “Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.” —Alan Perlis
jamis: “good” is not merely an absence of “bad”, although the inverse is true.