Japan is now evil
The house is clean and the coffee is strong. Work is caught up and Cursive is in my cd player. Not a bad day.
The DKI website, which I’ve been programming for Copper for the last 6 months has finally gone live. Check it out at http://www.central-city.net. If you live in Kalamazoo, then it’s useful for locating business information and keeping up with downtown events. The design, writing, etc. are all the work of Copper, just the programming was done by me. Most of it was backend work that you can’t really see: admin tools to update the content, Excel file generators, etc.
The MacArthur Fellows for 2002 have been announced. These 24 individuals will receive $500,000 over the next three years, “no strings attached”, to further their work. The considerations of who to give the award to are not constrained by any one discipline, but are for those doing creative work in any field.
The winners are notified by telephone, and generally have no idea that they were under consideration beforehand. I think that’s awesome. I’m sick of contests that you have to enter, often paying money to do so. These people are doing work so great people took notice, and rewarded them.
I got the link to that off of Social Design Notes, a great new design weblog you should check out.
Tonight is a going away party in Kalamazoo for Bill Brieger; he leaves for Japan on Friday morning. I wish I would have known ahead of time that he was going so soon, since I can’t make it to Kalamazoo tonight. I’m going Friday, so I’ll have missed him by a matter of hours.
Good luck Bill, we’ll miss you.