Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What about failure?

Failures and mistakes are part of life. The question is, what are you going to do about it? You either try to avoid failure, or you learn how to recover from it. The difference is that avoidance paralyzes you into an action, whereas failure recovery keeps you moving, ever more nimble with each new experience.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Infinite Canvas

Inspired by the "Infinite Canvas" chapter in Scott McCloud's book Reinventing Comics, and building on some of my earlier work that led to Seadragon Ajax, I used our recent Out of the Box Week to create a new comic layout and viewing web app, Infinite Canvas. Scott himself was kind enough to contribute one of his pieces, Brad's Somber Mood, and Jouni Koponen has provided The Day the Saucers Came, a collaboration with Neil Gaiman. This is just the beginning though... What can you create, on a canvas with no limits?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Remember the customer?

I've been hearing a lot of talk lately about what's good for business or bad for business. As far as I'm concerned, the only question you need to ask yourself is, "What's best for the customer?" If the answer to that question doesn't align with your business plan, you're in the wrong business. If you're not serving your customer's needs, someone else will -- it's only a matter of time.