The Paradox of Progress

February 8th, 2012 § permalink

Most ideas are stupid and need to exist for exactly that reason.

The Auctioneer’s Rate Card

December 30th, 2011 § permalink

The difference between art and content is that art can be worth more than the sum of its parts while content is often not even worth its parts.

On Beauty and Porcelain Thrones

December 12th, 2011 § permalink

Having a flawless, seamless product is great for commodities like, say, toilet paper but it’s death for the sorts of character-driven businesses that modern economics demands of us.

On Education and Entertainment

December 12th, 2011 § permalink

There is no reason we can’t use comic books to teach quantum physics, the line between education and entertainment is in serious need of blurring.

Turner’s Defense

December 9th, 2011 § permalink

TV can be a great medium for education because television producers understand something that University professors often don’t, that it isn’t the message that drives people, it’s the packaging.

Creativities Cardboard Cage

December 6th, 2011 § permalink

We are trapped by our own startling lack of imagination.

Creativities 1st Absolute

December 6th, 2011 § permalink

Everyone, everywhere can create, creation might be humanities cheapest talent.

The Writer’s Trusty Ink Pen

December 2nd, 2011 § permalink

There are times when words spill from the page, and times when they don’t; those latter times are when you remember how to write.

The 1st Principle of Gilded Coat Tails

November 15th, 2011 § permalink

Good business advice always comes from people who are still hungry, successful men see their success through the glass of a funhouse mirror.

The MacGyver Principle of Cinema Science

October 14th, 2011 § permalink

In movies even the most complex technologies can be cobbled together from bits of string and an Easy Bake oven.

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