All entries for Friday 16 May 2008
May 16, 2008
Writing about web page http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/05/15/font-haiku.html
Love these font haikus. They’re all good, but if I had to pick a favourite or two, it’d be:-
Arial, the clone
But not of helvetica.
Grotesque is its sire.
Web designers sick of want
use you, but still weep.
Writing about web page http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/-lamborghini-gallardo-chopper-trailer-ar57413.html
Who buys a Lamborghini Gallardo and then hitches a trailer up to it?
Although, that said, if you really are going to haul a trailer around, matching the alloys of the Gallardo and having a matching paint job on the bike, is pretty cool.
Doonesbury on the value of laptops in lecture theatres:-
But when you think about it, is he really saying that it’s a good thing or a bad thing? Googling to find the answer to a (lecture-related!) question is way more constructive than checking your Facebook page, and is just the sort of thing that advocates of laptops in lecture theatres would be enthusiastic about; there’s a good chance he’ll remember the answer later, having looked it up himself. But then, at the end, that positive impression is undone by the revelation that he’s just checking his email. Trudeau sees both sides of the coin, curse him.