Thursday, May 31, 2007

Around the web: 37signals makes Time, Gapers Block marks four years, and more

Posted By on 05.31.07 at 09:35 AM

* Time has a great profile of the innovative local software company 37signals, who have become well-regarded among Netizens for their simple, beautifully designed software. Their design and usability blog, Signal vs. Noise, is a must-read and has given me great advice over the years.

* Andrew Huff reflects on four years of Gapers Block.

* Coudal's Verse by Voice makes for a great midday poetry break.

* A couple of my favorite local bloggers are compiling a list of poetry for the college graduate. My sole suggestion, Auden's Musee des Beaux Arts, has already been made. It's not that I'm totally ignorant of poetry, I just thought the better genre for the grad was rock. Um . . . "Bastards of Young"? "Hung on a Bad Peg"?

* Bookslut points to a great Slate feature on authors and the fonts they choose to compose in. U. of C. law school star Richard Posner favors the elegantly old-school Century Schoolbook.

* The always wonderful Martin Marty Center Web forum examines how malls borrow from religious categories to simulate a sacred space.

* U. of C. law prof/blogger Randy Picker is working on a brief history of copying

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