Peter Kafka

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iBackpack!

Yes, as Zach Seward and others have noted, there is a bit of actual Apple insight in this clip, where design guru Jony Ive explains how names can inspire or constrain inventiveness.

But mostly it’s a ton of fun to watch him assess children’s backpack designs, on the BBC kids’ show “Blue Peter”:


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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