December 21, 2009
What makes good information design?
London-based author, writer and editor David McCandless, whose book "The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide To The World's Most Consequential Trivia" was just published by HarperCollins, offers his take (above) on his website Information is Beautiful.
I won't argue.
M&M Toe Socks
One size fits most.$9.98.
The first human to walk on Mars (circa 2040) is (today) a 10-year-old Chinese boy
He's probably studying right now.
With China's second lunar probe, Chang'e-2, set for launch in October 2010 and its first lunar lander and rover scheduled to be launched from the Xichang space center in 2013, China is on schedule with its plan to put a man on the moon by 2020.
I look for the Chinese to launch the first manned Mars mission around 2040.
Can you imagine the worldwide audience for the live 3-D holographic transmission?
It will be eminently clear at that moment, if it wasn't already, who rules the world — and worlds.
LG Wrist Videophone Finally Available
World's first 3G HSDPA with video conference capability and 1.43" color touchscreen can be used with any SIM card and requires no activation.
A snip at $1,800.
Bonus: it comes unlocked.
BehindTheMedspeak: Hands-only CPR
I just saw the great commercial above M.O.S. ("mit out sound") as is my wont with commercials.
Turns out it's just as effective that way, maybe more so.
Try it both ways, see for yourself.
I've been telling people for at least 20 years to bag the breathing attempts and just do chest compressions.
Looks like the American Heart Association's finally come around.
Glazed with a black chalkboard surface for notes, drawings or tic tac toe.
Three pieces of chalk included.
Flickr-Related Tag Browser
Joe Peach sent this waycool link
Ghost Keychain Flashlight
"This keychain is shaped like a ghost and has LED lights for eyes. When you press the button, he'll make a spooky sound and light up bright blue."