Recently, the state of California banned junk food in school vending machines and set standards for calorie content in school lunches. This was in response to political pressure from parents and interest groups, and may result in a serious change in the way food manufacturers make and market their goods.
Which view is correct?
There is a story about a young Japanese artist sometime way back when. He wants to paint the best picture of Mount Fuji, and so goes to his teacher and asks, "Which is the correct view from which to paint Mount Fuji?" His master replies, "All of them."
Technology eats itself
Designers put a whole lot of work into the technical details of the functioning of their products. Yet the world as we know it is so darn complex, problems can arise easily, especially when your product has to interface with other parts of the built environment.
More Team, More Fuel
You may have noticed some new faces in the IDFuel fold recently. That's because we're always on the lookout for great new writing talent, and we are lucky to have three newbies with on the team, all with different interests and concentrations. So come on down, and meet the new guys.
We're Famous :)
Last week I got interviewed by Harry Wakefield of the uber-trendy Moco Loco design blog. We talked about a bunch of interesting things, particularly why I'm going back to school, and how working on IDFuel has influenced that decision. If you want to check the interview out, zip on over there.
Ho-wahhh. After quite a little break there, we're back in the game. The house is moved into, the computer is unpacked, and we've caught up on a tiny bit of the probably 1.5 years of missed sleep we've racked up. But now it's time for some IDFuel action. Lots of stuff happened while we were away: London became the latest unfortunate indication of the political and social turmoil simmering under the surface of the world. The New York Times alleges that design's leading edge has gone dull. And a US high court ruled today that the EPA doesn't have to regulate greenhouse gas emissions of US vehicles. Basically, we've been away for long enough. It's time to roll up our sleeves and get a little dirty. We'll have posts addressing these issues, along with some hot new stuff in Bionics, Humansys, and Design Is. And of course, we'll be mixing in a little of everything else to keep those brains of yours hot. The flame burns on.
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