Thursday, June 28, 2007

Offline and naked

I would like to elaborate on my post from last month Enter Web 3.0 by using a real-world scenario of identity revealed.

Imagine that you had fought to keep your identity secret for years. That your livelihood depended upon it. That your work's popularity was fueled, partly, by the fact that you did great things under peoples noses and got away with it. Scott free.

We run a small design studio and love original work. When I was in London about two years ago I stumbled upon an original Banksy. Here's a graffiti artist who is an artist, a real 21st century guerrilla artist that works hard and has amazing insight and humour. Yet he is anonymous. Or so you thought. When I find my London pictures I took I will post it here, but until then, let me just post this, a link to the artist himself. The man who recently sold some of his work for a pretty packet after a few modest, brilliant and entertaining publications of thought provoking brilliance. Personally I'm a bit disappointed if it is him, because I kind of expected him to be holding a banana.

It makes me wonder if there are any real graffiti artists using facebook, at all.

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Monday, June 18, 2007

The new new thing

You may recognise this title, you may not. Either way you should realise that its a hint at what's going on behind the scenes at sploosh.

We're rebuilding: If you were getting a little bored of the sploosh website take heart in the fact that it is changing. Sometimes the only way to speed up change is to take a small step, and then let the trickle turn into a raging torrent. Well, the trickle is here, let the torrent begin.

We're also recruiting: Sploosh is currently looking for a junior or middle weight designer. Take a look at the job description on biz-community if you're interested, or tell someone about us.

Not impressed by this post? Read a friends blog then.

Is Apple the new Microsoft?

Apple breathed some new fire into the browser wars last week by announcing that they have ported Safari for XP and Vista.

It's our business to know about internet browsers and all their versions so that our clients websites are tested and perform properly on popular versions, so naturally we downloaded Safari immediately.

Our version is unusable on XP and we quickly closed it. Our illusion that Apple releases bug free software not dented, but almost entirely shattered. The browser behaves erratically, and even sports a bug button. Ew. Ironically just clicking the button causes the browser to crash. On our testing computer none of the menu's items are visible.

Apple has claimed that there were 1 million downloads of Safari in two days. What a disappointment and bad introduction for the company that's going to be.

So Apple launched a browser for the PC, but at this point, does anyone care?

The response has been quick and slating.