For years now my sig line has been “It’s not paper.” We can’t design or architect for the web without understanding its nature (see my earlier post, The beginning of thinking)
Owen has a bright and remarkably calm “rant” on desingers that don’t get the medium they are working in.
“This isn’t news to anyone. But the web isn’t screen either. Or more accurately it is print, and screen, and voice, and many other things. Right now it’s December 2001 and chances are you’re reading this on a PC or a Mac, so you think you’re building pages for PC or Mac. Well, just stop. That’s going to confuse the heck out of you as you build with CSS.”
for fun sakes, some of my other sig lines have been
“Sweetcheeks, your desperate clinging to Old World technology was endearing at first, but now it just makes me tired. Paper is for the little people. ”
—Heidi and Josh
“She was sinister but she was happy” –Robyn Hitchcock
To make two bold statements: There’s nothing sentimental about a machine, and: A poem is a small (or large) machine made out of words. When I say there’s nothing sentimental about a poem, I mean that there can be no part that is redundant.
William Carlos Williams
feel free to share your favorite sig.