Peter Kafka

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Twitter Will Look Different in Some Way, Someday

The Twitter world is still trying to figure out how to interpret investor Fred Wilson’s “inflection point” blog post about the service’s future. But here’s a less controversial piece of news: Twitter may be getting a new look.

Doug Bowman, Twitter’s creative director, has posted a small screenshot of what he says “may be a significant redesign.”


Okay! So. When are we doing to see the rest of it? Why will we care? Bowman won’t say. “Not final yet. What we can show without giving away the farm,” he writes.

In the absence of other information, there’s no choice but to speculate wildly about what Bowman is up to. So this may help: Check out the designer’s portfolio, which includes overhauls of Google’s (GOOG) Blogger and Calendar services, as well as Wired News. Enjoy.

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work