|Posted by [email protected] on February 9, 2016 at 2:20 AM||comments (0)|
This is a call to the perfectionists, the maximizers and the big picture thinkers.
Sometimes, the big picture can feel so big that deciding on a detail to start with can feel like a real challenge.
Back when I was in college, one of my lecturers had a strange rule. He didn't allow artists to draw until they had scribbled all over a full sheet of paper. He realized that when his students started their work with the big picture alone, they would be timid in their lines. Their lines would be soft, and ‘furry’. Their progress would be slow and unsure.
By scribbling across a sheet of paper before getting started, artists loosened up. They would use their tools with confidence.
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|Posted by [email protected] on February 5, 2016 at 1:20 AM||comments (0)|
I bought my first iPod in 2005. It was the "iPod with color display", 20GB, right before the iPod Video came out. A few weeks before they announced it, in fact. It sold for $299 / £209. It was easy to scratch, being an iPod, so I always placed it on some sort of material when I put it down on a table, never on the table itself.
Why did we buy these expensive little things? When we could get the same thing for half the price from another manufacturer?
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2005 was also about the same time rival MP3 player 'Creative Zen' launched. That was selling for $160. Almost half the price of the iPod, for the same 20GB capacity.
But what was 20GB, exactly? Few people knew. Was it a lot of space? How many albums could I listen to on this 20GB thing? I know I wasn't sure.
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