“We did a test in Burbank. I hate previewing because it’s a weird gauge. You’re asking a bunch of bored, unemployed people to watch a movie for free. But we had a screening, a rough cut with rough special effects, and they reacted just as we hoped. They laughed, they jumped. We didn’t screw up. - Bruce Campbell”—'Evil Dead 2' Oral History: 'We Were Like 'Jackass' With Plot'
“But Google’s legally binding Terms of Service outlaw Google Fiber customers from running their own mail server, using a remotely accessible media server, SSHing into a home computer from work to retrieve files, running a Minecraft server for friends to share, using a Nest thermometer, using a nanny camera to watch over a childcare provider or using a Raspberry Pi to host a WordPress blog.”—Now That It’s in the Broadband Game, Google Flip-Flops on Network Neutrality
“This is a problem of all narratives — television and film alike. Networks are so helpful that they short-circuit the narrative. It’s difficult to write suspense into a story, for example, if people can just call each other when they know the other is in danger (instead of jumping in a car for a mad dash to the heroine’s home / office / boat / etc. before the killer / rapist / zombie / evil clown attacks). It’s not as fun, interesting, or scary. Writers often have to perform backflips in order to make suspense possible (the phone line is cut, the network service is “down,” she’s in the shower, etc.). It’s no different with sci-fi.”—Siri, make it so: what designers can learn from sci-fi interfaces
Just about the most asinine, presumptuous, hubris-filled thing a designer can say is that someone else’s design is “wrong”. That word is reserved for judgments of absolute truth or ethical guidance; for flawed mathematical proofs and crimes. And yet, allow me to declare the following: Jony Ive’s icon grid in iOS 7 is wrong.
“I did a little work on The Quick and the Dead for Sam Raimi just so I could meet Sam Raimi. I did a little work on the ending of Hulk just so I could meet Ang Lee. My very first job was writing additional dialogue for The Getaway, with Alec Baldwin. It was very instructive.”—Joss Whedon on Shakespeare, Female Superheroes, and Feminism