The end of computers

May 11, 2011 § 2 Comments

Almost every year, we spend hours or days thinking about the new, faster, smaller, lighter computer we will buy. But what if we can’t buy new computers anymore? Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore  noted in 1965 that the number of components used in integrated circuits had doubled every year from 1958 until 1965 and predicted that the trend would continue for “at least ten years”.

Computers continue to get faster every year by packing more microscopic transistors onto the surface of a microchip, but for how long? According to Moore’s law, the end of computers will arrive around 2023, the date that they won’t be able to get any smaller.

The following infographic describes shortly the history of modern computing and presents some interesting views of the future. « Read the rest of this entry »

Facebook in Bamako

March 20, 2011 § 5 Comments

If this is not an example of post-modernism, what else would ever be? Today’s logos in the most improbable locations.

More photos after the jump « Read the rest of this entry »

Read it elsewhere

March 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Beatles, Social Media and more Japan aid:

  • For mixtape nostalgics: Stereolizer is the app that turns your iPad into an 80’s cassette player – wired
  • Etsy users find themselves exposed to world as a result of the new privacy policy – boingboing
  • Taking a stand on the McCartney – Lennon feud – Though Catalog
  • In other Beatles news Apple files to trademark the old Beatles Apple Logo – patently apple
  • Fear of missing out in the social media – caterina.net via swissmiss
  • Isn’t that a surprise: poor countries have more digital piracy – boingboing
  • Happy people stick together in Twitter (so do the miserable also) – mashable
  • The history of web browser (infograph) – bit rebels
  • More designers come to the aid of Japan – this is colosal & imprint

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The big apple

February 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

Imagine if the world could fit in just one apple.

via designboom

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February 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Some laughs, some art, some beautiful Polaroids:

  • Clean. Simple. Wet. Water by Apple – scoopertino
  • Arrested Development paper dolls. LOL – flannel animal
  • Most Wikipedia contributors are men – ny mag
  • Van Gogh’s paintings as pie-charts – boing boing
  • Francis Ford Coppola and the death of copyright: “Art will be free” – 99%
  • Academic overachiever and notorious multitasker James Franco has his own college course – movieline
  • Your favorite color is actually determined by whether you are near-sighted or far-sighted – design taxi
  • Nostalgia. Tarkovsky’s Polaroids – riowang (thanks go to our friend George S. for the tip)

tarkovsky's polaroids

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January 27, 2011 § 1 Comment

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