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That the Wikipedia entry for sofa redirects to “couch” is a salutary reminder that the Internet is written in American and we British fool ourselves that this is English.

B3ta newsletter, 06/10/2018

“Apollodorus says, ‘If any one were to take away from the books of Chrysippus all the passages which he quotes from other authors, his paper would be left empty.'”

Robert Brook

Sorry, couldn’t resist this, but that was me quoting Robert Brook, quoting Wikipedia, quoting Diogenes Laërtius, quoting Apollodorus on Chrysippus’ quoting too much!

To properly design for a medium, you need to understand it. I like to think of the web as a kind of material, with unique characteristics we can take advantage of, and limits it can reach before it breaks.

Paul Robert Lloyd, The Web Aesthetic