Hypertext Style: Cool URIs don't change.

When you change a URI on your server, you can never completely tell who will have links to the old URI. They might have made links from regular web pages. They might have bookmarked your page. They might have scrawled the URI in the margin of a letter to a friend.

When someone follows a link and it breaks, they generally lose confidence in the owner of the server. They also are frustrated - emotionally and practically from accomplishing their goal.

Enough people complain all the time about dangling links that I hope the damage is obvious. I hope it also obvious that the reputation damage is to the maintainer of the server whose document vanished.

That’s why you should care.

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http://sharedlab.bme.wisc.edu/2005/equipment/epilog/manual.pdf

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LITTLE SQUISHY PIGGIES BEING BRUSHED WHILE LYING ON THEIR SQUISHY LITTLE SIDES

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For a Glimpse Of The Future, Try To Read A 3.5-Inch Floppy Disk | Fast Company

minimalmac:

“We could spend all of our time on digital stewardship and not have any time to do anything new,” says Cathy Marshall, a principal researcher in Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Lab who studies personal digital archiving. “People pick and choose what things they care about. Usually, they just kind of leave it to fate. I think people can care about things, but they just end up leaving it to fate, because it’s so hard to actually do anything about it.“

And this, folks, is why I believe in highly portable document formats that have stood the test of time — like plain text files or good old pen and paper. Often, it is the most simple of mediums that is the longest lasting.

Grab Photoshop and CS2 For Absolutely Free Right Here if you have a Power PC Mac.

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Minimal Tools is pleased to offer… Ink for iOS

Ink is a canvas for instantly capturing a rough sketch or back-of-a-napkin idea. The only features are smooth ink on soft paper with built-in sharing.

True to our philosophy: Feature number one should always be as few features as needed to perform the primary purpose

Worth more than it costs.

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Page curl effect ad. Come on.

Page curl effect ad. Come on.

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Four principles for good design

  1. Good design justifies itself

    It is not able to be omitted without loss of meaning or function barring practical alternatives. It exudes dialectical ingenuity. But more importantly it embraces its own existence along a natural, evolutionary continuum. Extinction, or the displacement of an earlier technology, for example, does not negate good design.

  2. Good design is antithetical to capitalism

    Disregarding the obvious environmental and psychological impacts of the capitalist mode of production, planned obsolescence is a business strategy, among others. Stimulating consumption by intentionally designing products badly so as to have limited use is necessitated by competition within industries.

  3. Good design is serious

    The product may be flippant but it should be executed with conviction nevertheless.

  4. Good design is formulaic

    It is not accidental, spontaneous, or random. It is reproducible. It is effortlessly understandable because it knows what its purpose is. It is modular. With hindsight, its development will seem to have been inevitable.

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weissesrauschen:

Katya shows tits by Sasha Kurmaz on Flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kurmaz/7455014358/

weissesrauschen:

Katya shows tits by Sasha Kurmaz on Flickr.

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andrewfishman:

Blake Fall-Conroy, “Minimum Wage Machine,” 2008-2010
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like.  Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour.  This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York.  
This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary.  Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank.  A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank.  This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.   
Here’s a piece that another artist is working on that could also help inspire change in the U.S. government.  He’s trying to raise money to send every U.S. Senator a copy of Dr. Seuss’ “The Zax.”  They clearly should have paid more attention to stories about compromise like this in kindergarten.  Indiegogo.com/TheZaxProject.  

andrewfishman:

Blake Fall-Conroy, “Minimum Wage Machine,” 2008-2010

This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like.  Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour.  This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York.  

This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary.  Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank.  A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank.  This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.  

 

Here’s a piece that another artist is working on that could also help inspire change in the U.S. government.  He’s trying to raise money to send every U.S. Senator a copy of Dr. Seuss’ “The Zax.”  They clearly should have paid more attention to stories about compromise like this in kindergarten.  Indiegogo.com/TheZaxProject.  

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I pressed that.

I pressed that.

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