Google, Facebook and Ello

Google, Facebook and Ello

You might think of Google primarily as a search engine, with products built around that core. You might think of Facebook as a social network, with products built around that core. They are not direct competitors, except where Google+ overlaps with Facebook. However,...
I hate Thunderbolt

I hate Thunderbolt

I’m not speaking about the flash of lightning and accompanying sound. I’m not speaking about a 1964 Ford Thunderbolt. I’m not speaking about the P-47D-40 Thunderbolt. I am speaking about Apple’s implementation of Intel’s Thunderbolt. Specs? Amazing:...
Looking into the Apse

Looking into the Apse

The rococo is over the top fantastic in the apse of the neo-Gothic revival Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Perhaps the modern equivalent is 3D IMAX with the brightest projector ever invented. But that doesn’t even come close to the socio-economic statement of...
Rococo Rosette Exit

Rococo Rosette Exit

I’ve been in a lot of churches this year, most of them not Catholic and most of them intentionally spare. This cathedral, the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, is the antithesis of spare. Share...
Detail: Chihuly’s The Sun

Detail: Chihuly’s The Sun

Love this piece across from the Musee de Beaux Arts in Montreal. Definitely brightened up a gray, almost autumn day. On Dale Chihuly’s site there is more information about this piece and other Montreal installations. VSCOCam is still on the favorite app list for...
Mark Newsom Does Fantastic Work

Mark Newsom Does Fantastic Work

In 1999 or 2000, I remember seeing the Marc Newsom-designed “021C“, a Ford Concept Car, in surface magazine. It was perfect. Loved the color, loved the retro nods and loved the ideas in the car. The ideas in that vehicle showed a kind of thinking that were...