Monday, August 26, 2013

Sometime in the near future, after everyone has learned to code

On a street corner, on the far side of the parking lot for Fry's Electronics, stands a half dozen clusters of men & women, stomping their feet and nursing their coffees in the cool morning air to stay warm and alert.

Occasionally a car pulls up to the curb. A few words are exchanged ("front-end", "full stack", "rails", "angular", "android", "mongo", "bayesian", "agile", "node", …), and one or two will enter the car, grateful to have found work for a day or two.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A brief history of blogging.

In the beginning, when the technology was still primitive, our blog fonts were small: 11, maybe 12 pixels high.

Within a few short years, the most advanced blogging tools were able to deliver 14px fonts on a regular basis, occasionally achieving 16 or even 18px.

These days, thanks to iterative innovation, popular blogging platforms can deliver 22px without batting an eye.

Where will blogging take us next? What is to come? No one can say. I kind of want to have my head cut off right now and frozen so that in 100 years I can see for myself what unimaginable font sizes blogging sites will have achieved.