W19: Prototype by Xcode, Fab physical retail store, Necrophilia, Why We’ll Never Meet Aliens, Hardware Startups
How To Prototype In Xcode Using Storyboard: Start learning the efficient way of iOS prototyping, inspired by @MengTo
FAB offers made-to-order products, a physical retail store: This is interesting, most of the time are retail store to e-commerce, but Fab goes the other way round. All of these bring Fab closer to the founders’ ultimate goal: to become “the world’s #1 design store.”
Inside The Company That’s Producing The Most Realistic Fake Eggs You’ll Ever Taste: “There are people who will protest loudly that these products are examples of the artificial crap pumped out of a broken food system, but they’re mostly just made out of plants. And the world needs alternatives to the factory farming industry before our population gets even larger. There is no time to wait for the one perfect solution–there won’t be one, anyway.” more
Hardware startups: “For a long time, entrepreneurs and investors shied away from hardware. This seems to be changing. As Paul Graham says, there are many reasons for this: Hardware does well on crowdfunding sites. The spread of tablets makes it possible to build new things controlled by and even incorporating them. Electric motors have improved. Wireless connectivity of various types can now be taken for granted. It’s getting more straightforward to get things manufactured. Arduinos, 3D printing, laser cutters, and more accessible CNC milling are making hardware easier to prototype. Retailers are less of a bottleneck as customers increasingly buy online.”
Necrophilia: A Love Story: Necrophilia: A Love Story, at the core, is a story about second chances at romance and how things are never exactly the same when you try again.
Why We’ll Never Meet Aliens: Great article, very interesting viewpoint!
Examining the Thiel Fellowship: Where are they now?: I agree with Peter Thiel when he said that “You go to school, and what do you do after high school? Don’t know, I’ll go to college. What do you do after college? Don’t know, I’ll go to grad school. And tracking credentialing becomes a way of avoiding thinking about what you’re going to do with your life.”
Why are hyperlinks blue? “Tim Berners-Lee, the main inventor of the web, is believed to be the man who first made hyperlinks blue. Mosaic, a very early web browser, displayed webpages with a (ugly) gray background and black text. The darkest color available at the time that was not the same as the black text was that blue color. Therefore, to make links stand apart from plain text, but still be readable, the color blue was selected.”