Online and Print Magazine Design

This is a great example of a well crafted design. The content is also very relevant for this blog: Data and Data overload.

The following is a statement from Google, the publisher.

At Google, we often think that speed is the forgotten ‘killer application’ – the ingredient that can differentiate winners from the rest. We know that the faster we deliver results, the more useful people find our service.

But in a world of accelerating change, we all need time to reflect. Think Quarterly is a breathing space in a busy world. It’s a place to take time out and consider what’s happening and why it matters.

Our first issue is dedicated to Data – amongst a morass of information, how can you find the magic metrics that will help transform your business? We hope that you find inspiration, insights, and more, in Think Quarterly.

Matt Brittin
Managing Director, UK & Ireland Operations, Google
Think Quarterly

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The Postmodernist Text Generator

http://www.elsewhere.org/pomo/

I have been meaning to add this in here for the longest time. If you ask me, this is one of the greatest things ever made! Every time you refresh the page the pomo text generator will create you a grammatically accurate text, which reads like an academic paper (comes complete with references!) – until you look closer and realize it is all non-sense! Somewhat similar (and probably inspired by) the Sokal Affair, although Alan Sokal wrote it himself back then, of course.

The hilarious (and oh so sadly accurate) commentary which Larios makes upon academic writing aside – text generators! Now, why do people not make more of them, I wonder? Murat and I looked for one, which he needed for a project of his, something which would generate a tale/narrative/text based upon keyword input and we couldn’t find a thing!

Am I dropping a hint, students? You bet I am! Anyone interested? The Dada Engine is the thing that Josh Larios used for the pomo generator. Here’s the link:
http://dev.null.org/dadaengine/

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