Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Things that have made my day this week:

I must be about the only person who wasn’t psyched by the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. It is an awesome looking film but it also is the end of Christopher Nolan’s involvement in the franchise.

If one looks at the way other franchises like The Punisher and Spawn failed in being brought to film, one can appreciate Nolan’s work even more. The trailer is on Tudou so you will need to be patient with it.

I went to the CIPR social media handbook launch at Campus London where there is a shared space for start-ups and a Google office based. The best bit for me however was in the lobby where they had cubby holes stuffed with bric-a-brac and technology artifacts from an illuminated globe:
Illuminated globe
To a vintage Mac, not that dissimilar to my first machine with its Cuisinart influenced sit-up and beg layout.
Old school Mac
This is what portable computing looked like in the early 90s, you could lug the machine from one room to another.

Talking of old-school the single serve page meme got a new lease of life with the Dear Marissa Mayer page which exhorted Yahoo!’s new leader to reinvigorate Flickr.
dearmarissamayer
Flickr themselves replied with their own single serve site:
dearinternet
This was the closest manifestation I have seen in a long time of Yahoo!’s true brand values:

  • Human
  • Fun
  • Irreverent
  • Simple
  • Modern
  • Approachable
  • Trustworthy
  • Striving

All of this single serve page fun reminded me of purple.com which must be over a decade old at least.

I received my monthly  print copy of Wired’s US edition. Ya!