A few months ago I had a brief email conversation with Bruce Tognazzini about number 6 in his 10 Most Wanted Design Bugs. I was pleased that he published my suggestion, but I really didn’t think any more about it. That is, not until I started reading about Jef Raskin, who died recently. You see, I thought Tog was just some online blogger who’d developed a following. I didn’t know he was one of the people hired by Raskin to design and develop the Macintosh.
Andy Warhol said that, in the future, everyone would get fifteen minutes of fame. I now occupy several bytes of space on a famous person’s web site. Is there a correlation to the number of fame minutes? Percentage-wise, I’m not taking up much space in the Byte-o-Sphere. But over time, I’ll probably be read for more than fifteen minutes.
On the other hand, does being read really constitute “fame”, even if it’s in the company of a famous person?
While you ponder that (what? finished already?), read this news article about a lucky cat.. Here’s what caught my attention and fascination. The owner didn’t notice the cat while she was filling her car with gasoline!