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  1. TWIT Live Specials #95: Tribute And Remembrance Of Steve Jobs

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Tom Merritt, and Sarah Lane,

    Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011. The Apple chairman and former CEO passed away. We remember.

    Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/specials.

    Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.

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  2. Triangulation 1: Warren Spector

    Game industry legend Warren Spector, author of Epic Mickey, is this week’s guest.

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  3. Kerning, Orgasms And Those Goddamned Japanese Toothpicks

    Freud popularised the term, “The Narcissism of Minor Differences”, to describe how adjacent villages—identical for all practical purposes—would struggle to amplify their tiniest distinctions in order to justify how much they despised one other. So you have to guess how much he would have enjoyed design mailing lists. And, Perl.

    Truth is, to the untrained (un-washed, un-nuanced, un-Paul-Rand’d, and un-Helvetica’d) outsider, discourse in the design community can sometimes look a lot like a cluster of tightly-wound Freudian villages.

    So, how is the role of design perceived by the people who are using the stuff you make? What role (if any) should users expect in the process of how their world is made and remade? What contexts might be useful in helping us turn all of our obsessions into useful and beautiful work?

    Can an Aeron chair ever be truly ‘Black’? Will there ever be a way to get Marketing people to stop calling typefaces ‘fonts’? And, when, at last, will the international community finally speak as one regarding the overuse of Mistral and stock photos of foreshortened Asian women?

    By leveraging his uniquely unqualified understanding of design, Merlin will propose some promising patterns for fording the gap between end-users and the unhappy-looking people in costly European eyeglasses who are designing their world.

    Is there hope? Come to Brighton, pull up a flawlessly-executed mid-century-Modern seating affordance, and we’ll see what we can figure out together. One village to another.

    http://2010.dconstruct.org/speakers/merlin-mann

    Merlin Mann is best known as the creator of 43folders.com, a popular American website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

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  4. The Conversation #27: Misionless Statements

    In this special episode, Dan Benjamin talks with two of his heroes, Merlin Mann and Jeff Veen about independence, free thinking, productivity, and changing your game.

    Jeffrey Veen Jeffrey Veen is the founder of Typekit, one of the founding partners of Adaptive Path, and the co-creator of Measure Map, the web analytics tool acquired by Google in 2006. After five years with Adaptive Path, Jeff moved on to Google, where he lead the redesign of their Analytics product and managed their web apps UX team.

    Merlin created 43 Folders, co-hosts You Look Nice Today, appears on MacBreak Weekly, and speaks and consults about things like email, time & attention, and creative work. Merlin also created Inbox Zero, the Hipster PDA, the Procrastination Dash, and more.

    http://5by5.tv/conversation/27

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  5. The Conversation 12: The Gizmodo/iPhone Thing

    In this special, impromptu episode, Dan talks with two great minds in the Apple world, Andy Ihnatko of the Chicago Sun Times and John Gruber of Daring Fireball about the intriguing Gizmodo acquisition of a pre-release iPhone, and the implications, legal and otherwise, for Gizmodo, Apple, and online journalism as a whole.

    http://5by5.tv/conversation/12

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