Always comforting to see ©2001 on a crucial part of your bank’s website.
If it hasn’t [already] been done, and if it’s of value, there’s really good reasons it’s not being done. And so when you’re confronted with those reasons, you’ve got two choices: You can say, “Oh, that’s a very good reason. I’m sorry for bothering you.” Or you can say, “I don’t believe that. I’m going to find out more.”
— Jonathan Ive in an interview with Charlie Rose
Emily Wells at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, Oregon
Heading back after a short business trip to San Jose, California
Working at ANML’s office in Los Gatos, California
Most days end feeling like you didn’t accomplish anything. And you’re not going to accomplish anything tomorrow. And you’re in big trouble cause you’re really stuck. That’s what most days are like for me. But what’s really happening is that during those frustrating days the thinking is going on, even if it doesn’t much feel like it.
— Aaron Sorkin on his writing process in a video interview with DP/30
Previously: Sorkin’s 88th best
Trinket claiming his chair in the home office
Chris is always working. Except when he’s sleeping or eating cookies.
— Daisy’s 10-year-old sister
- Jill: accurate, except I've rarely seen you sleep
- Me: Sleeping cuts into my cookie eating time.
Of the biggest hits of the last 15 years, every one of them looks bad on paper in some way.
— Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, in an interview with Advertising Age
Evening at co-working space in downtown Portland, Oregon
After working with Justin at GitHub’s office. Thanks for letting me steal some desk space!
Ira Glass talks about Terry Gross’ interview style:
There’ve been times when I’ve relistened, just to hear the order of the questions and to figure out what was planned and unplanned. Like a magician sitting in on another guy’s act for two nights so he can figure out the trick, to steal it.
— Ira Glass (Terry Gross and the Art of Opening Up)