"Therefore, “understanding what people think they want and then translating the value of Slack into their terms” is something we all work on. It is the sum of the exercise of all our crafts. We do it with copy accompanying signup forms, with fast-loading pages, with good welcome emails, with comprehensive and accurate search, with purposeful loading screens, and with thoughtfully implemented and well-functioning features of all kinds."
— Holistic product planning for the win.We Don’t Sell Saddles Here — Medium
“Capitalizing on this trend are all types of tourist traps nestled along Bourbon Street in New Orleans, offering 20 or more ‘daiquiri’ flavors in often shocking hues,” he writes. “Most of these drinks are so far removed from the daiquiri as to be laughable; few contain the essential rum or the critically important fresh lime juice.”
On behalf of most New Orleans residents let me say: fuck what that guy thinks.
— Defending the Daiquiri and New Orleans’s Go-Cup Culture | VICE United States
Because that’s the step that gets skipped — it’s always “How can I get a job?” and not “How can I become the type of person employers want?” It’s “How can I get pretty girls to like me?” instead of “How can I become the type of person that pretty girls like?” See, because that second one could very well require giving up many of your favorite hobbies and paying more attention to your appearance, and God knows what else. You might even have to change your personality. “But why can’t I find someone who just likes me for me?” you ask.
The answer is because humans need things.
— 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person | Cracked.com
"That’s what all of this boils down to: ads. Tomorrow, after his users grow bored, he’ll be living in his hybrid, muttering about “revolutionizing the way we do timesheets.” Broken at twenty-three."
— McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Son, It’s Time We Talk About Where Start-Ups Come From.
"The ordeal was over in about five minutes, the husband said. And though the couple was shaken, they were not injured. NOPD Officer Justin Brown responded to the call. And once he learned what was taken, the electronic chase was on, using a popular free app as an investigative tool. The husband told police one of the devices stolen had been plugged in, and was only in “sleep” mode. Using the free “Find My iPhone” app installed on the device, investigators began tracing the movement of the stolen items to a location in Fat City."
— Find my iPhone to the rescue. For true. Garden District home invasion case ends not with a bang, but a ping | NOLA.com
"We’ve been cut out of our food chain by ourselves. We don’t understand the natural order of things. This should not be something that phases anyone. It should be a completely normal daily event."
— Blood Collection, the Cajun Way | VICE United States