‘When we introduced CorelDRAW in 1989, we knew we had something special on our hands. With the first graphics software for the Windows® platform, Corel changed the way people express and share ideas—and users have been trusting their ideas to Corel products ever since…’
Incredible Corel Painting Timelapse: A Woman’s Life
‘This is an astonishing time lapse of a constantly-evolving digital painting produced with Corel Painter 11 software by Korean illustrator, Seok Jeong Hyeon (“Stonehouse”) which depicts the image of a woman, developing from infancy to old age, displaying his mind-boggling skill in this medium…’
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The Value of the Ungoogleable
‘In this magnificent Design Matters conversation with Debbie Millman, Ben Schott — who identifies neither with being a writer nor with being a designer but describes himself instead as “a writer who uses design and a designer who uses word” — shares the unlikely, remarkably heartening story of his success. Folded into it are Schott’s reflections on how his father’s obscure scientific papers on the history of the footnote shaped his miscellaneous mind, what Virginia Woolf can teach us about the secret of great design and craftsmanship, and why the art of finding the ungoogleable is of ever-increasing value today…’
“…The point was not to get stuff that was out there — it was trying to find things that no one else had talked about. Which is increasingly hard, by the way — to find stuff that is ungoogleable.” -Schott
Three Dos and Don’ts After You Get a Bad Performance Review
‘Performance reviews are already stressful, but when you get sat down and told that you’re not doing so hot, it’s even worse. Here are three things you should do after your assessment and three things you shouldn’t.
‘A bad performance review can send you in a downward spiral—especially if you feel like it’s inaccurate—but there are still a few good ways keep your head up and move forward. Carolyn O’Hara at the Harvard Business Review recommends you keep these principles in mind:..’
How Publishers & Copyright Gave Amazon The Very Power That Publishers Now Hate
‘We’ve been meaning to weigh in some more on the whole Amazon/Hachette battle, because lot of misinformation has been spewed around (including by Paul Krugman). Unfortunately there have just been too many other things to cover and we haven’t had the time to do a more thorough piece. However, Tim Lee, over at Vox, has a good short piece detailing how many of the publishers’ problems are really because of copyright law and the stupid DRM that the publishers themselves demanded — and which now gives Amazon its power over them in the market. The issue? The DMCA and the fact that Section 1201 makes it illegal to circumvent any DRM (even if for non-infringing purposes). End result, all those books on Amazon are stuck on Amazon.
‘The thing is, none of this is even remotely surprising. Almost six years ago, we warned book publishers of this exact scenario. This wasn’t hard to predict, because the same damn thing had happened in music, before Apple finally dumped its music DRM. But no one listens to us…’