It was true then and continues to be true now; Dr. Land is a person with the drive and ability to legislate invention. It seems that all he needed to do was think enough about it and a scheme that seemed impossible to some people was already headed toward reality.

The Birth of SX-70: Recollections of one Design Engineer — A document on Scribd, discovered via Dave Bias.

Do you think Lady Gaga and her “creative team” at “Polaroid” are innovating like this? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Do you think Andre, Doc, and the team at the Impossible Project have dreams about instant film and come into work the next day, all fired up about creating something brilliant? I think they do.

Happy Labor Day to those whose work makes the world more a more beautiful and creative place!

(via jesshibb)


Cartoon characters have it so much easier than we do. Laws of cartoon physics say that if you run out of space on your hard drive, you can just jam a funnel into the top, dump in a few more drive mechanisms from a big metal bucket, and then you’re right back in business. And so, ladies and gentlemen, I present the Drobo storage system. This $499 USB storage device is made by Data Robotics, Inc. (Drobo.com), but I’m pretty sure that DRI is actually a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ACME Corporation.

Andy Ihnatko’s Celestial Waste of Bandwidth (BETA) » Sun-Times – “Drobo and DroboShare”


Apple has added the ability to create editing plug-ins for Aperture, which will, over time, revolutionize the program. Having an edit plug-in interface means that Aperture users will be able to do just about anything to their images. It’ll be possible to create plug-ins that replicate film effects, add borders, allow for selective edits like dodging and burning—the possibilities are pretty endless.

Aperture 2 Overview and new features Part 1 of 2 – Aperture Users Professional Network