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The ultimate Dilbert t-shirt slogan

My favorites:

  • Goals are a form of self-inflicted slavery.
  • I’m not lazy, I’m useless. There’s a big difference.
  • I’m toying with the idea of becoming a useful member of society.
  • I’ve decided to be more aggressive in blaming others for my lack of success.

Invented Elements

Type Butter – Optical Kerning

Good idea, but is inventing an element the right approach?

My reason to bring this up is that I’m very interested by how TypeButter accomplishes its kerning: it inserts kern elements with inline style attributes that bear letter-spacing values. Not span elements, kern elements. No, you didn’t miss an HTML5 news bite; there is no kern element, nor am I aware of a plan for one. TypeButter basically invents a specific-purpose element.

The iPad of 1935

The iPad of 1935

The April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics included this nifty invention which was to be the next logical step in the world of publishing. Basically a microfilm reader mounted on a large pole, the media device was supposed to let you sit back in your favorite chair while reading your latest tome of choice.