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When people want a native app, they are asking for an app user experience, which is more complex than the web experience. For instance, users want apps to load immediately. That requires a client side cache, which is inherently more complex than a stateless client. There are no silver bullets to solve essential complexity. Trying to abstract away essential complexity only makes things more complex.

Totally agree here

Ben Sandofsky: Shell Apps and Silver Bullets

"Based on my own experience and recent discussions with many of my peers, I think this is a very under appreciated point right now in the startup world. Many web-centric managers and engineering organizations are confronting the “essential complexity” of native app development for the first time since Netscape ushered in an age of lightweight clients, and the response is often to try to force native app development into a familiar web-like mold without regard to the differences inherent in native apps. If you want to develop truly great, Apple-like native experiences, be ready to engage with some serious complexity."

It’s like that moment in high school when you’re an athlete and you find out that all the super-drama kids who you assumed weren’t as cool have actually been making out with people since fourth grade. And upon learning that, you want to be just like them. That pretty much sums up all of my feelings on SXSW Interactive.
From Grantland. A non-tech-take on SXSWi.
greatlinesunused

"He thinks…if he made more money all them friggin skanks at the TGI Fridays would go on a date with him."

YES.

greatlinesunused:

WEEEEE~~~OEOEOEOE~~~lalalallaalalalal~~~OOO~~~WWWHHHH~~~

Hold on … I  … am reading … the Weatherman’s mind …

He thinks … Jeremy Piven is the greatest.

He thinks … the black people love him.

He thinks … his sister’s daughter thinks he’s cool … she does not.

He thinks … if he made more money all them friggin skanks at the TGI Fridays would go on a with date him.

He thinks … he’s doing it like you’d wish you could.

collegehumor:

Weatherman has Fun

“When life gives you category four hurricanes, make hurricanade. But seriously, everyone needs to evacuate right now.”

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courtneylewis:

Amazon and Etsy are vast oceans of ordinary products. But every so often I stumble across beautiful and unexpected finds. With that in mind, I created Tydepool.com to collect them all.For you Amazon Prime users, this is a great storefront for last minute gifts. Follow the Amazon pool, Etsy pool or both, and please share any recommendations to include.

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what a gorgeous site. curation FTW.

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courtneylewis:

Amazon and Etsy are vast oceans of ordinary products. But every so often I stumble across beautiful and unexpected finds. With that in mind, I created Tydepool.com to collect them all.

For you Amazon Prime users, this is a great storefront for last minute gifts. Follow the Amazon pool, Etsy pool or both, and please share any recommendations to include.

HEART

what a gorgeous site. curation FTW.