Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

January of 2003, I was sitting alone in Union Square in San Francisco, California after a long day’s drive down the coast. I was just sitting, collecting my thoughts and watching the world go by. A girl came up to talk to me, she was taking a survey. She asked me who my personal heroes were. I really had to think about it. My first answer was Horatio Hornblower, a fictional character from the 17th Century English Navy who traveled the world on Tall Ships. My second was President Kennedy, as he was the last president we had at the time that was forward thinking. My final answer was Steve Jobs.

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Eight Years of Absolut Wade

Ten years ago, I started playing with a program called Adobe Pagemill and made a simple little website on my3mb of web space provided by my dialup internet provider; earthlink. The title Absolut Wade came from a design project I was working on while in design school at the time where was learning about branding and did a series over Absolut Vodka. Eight years ago today, I was thinking it would be kind of cool to move my web site off of earthlink and get my own dedicated website.

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Tech Talk at the SoHo Hotel

Went out tonight and enjoyed a bit of tech talk with some people who know their stuff over some wine and light dinner. A conversation about the evolution of the industry that felt more like a brain storming session rather than the usual polite conversation. It’s nice to get to do that with people who know all the ubber web geek terms that I do know and not look back at you with a “what the hell are you talking about?” kind of look.