The colored pencil drawings of Marco Mazzoni.
Today marks Holi, a colorful Hindu celebration of winter’s end.
Yay! Scraps is being featured in the New and Noteworthy section. Thanks Apple!
We dismiss a bunch of thoughts during the day, because they lack context. A few silly words that could be turned to poems, short sentences that could be part of a novel. Just because they don’t make any sense at the moment doesn’t mean they won’t in the future. Scraps is a beautiful app for iPhone that helps you collect these thoughts and transform them into ideas when you’re ready.
Real money will likely come from the boring, old approach every startup hopes to avoid, and few end up avoiding: gathering targetable information about the users (demographics, location, social graph, habits, etc.) and using it to deliver ads to them.
Hopefully, Instagram manages to avoid this and find a more suitable way to stay profitable in the mobile space. Ads don’t have a place on mobile devices.
Though today largely forgotten, upstaged by Disney starlets and Bratz dolls, Pippi Longstocking once was a megastar for children. Her first book came out in 1945 (by Astrid Lindgren — thanks Sweden!) and she was an instant hit. Pippi eventually had a tv series, movie, a few tv specials, and even a Soviet made-for-tv movie. Pippi was notable for her superhuman strength and living by herself in a huge house.