Incite by Design

Caustic visions and shared thoughts on design, marketing, creativity, philanthropy, pop culture and business philosophy by Toronto design firm, Ricksticks Inc.


How OCD do you have to be to pull this off?


"The earthquake triggered a tsunami in the G20 fake lake," and other funny stuff: EarthquakeTO

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Great. Scientific evidence proving creatives to be nuts: Creativity is Akin to Insanity, Say Scientists:


simplicity often provides the greatest clarity


I wrote this for you.


Is iPad the Interface of the Future?

I've had conversations with peers claiming that the iPad provides a seamless merging of print and onscreen experience, a monumental milestone on the path to convergence. To this, I often reply that it's feels too toy-like for me to take seriously as the future of computer interfacing. To explain, the iPad simply doesn't provide the experience convergence that I have always envisioned. When I think of the virtues bestowed upon this device, I think of it as a diversion away from something truly exciting:

I want this. I want this now. Compared to this technology, iPad is an 'Etch A Sketch' - I'm just not that impressed, and I can wait to be impressed.


Interesting take on iPhone 4 from an Android user:


So, who's planning to upgrade to the new iPhone?


So, Steve Jobs is at it Again Today

I don’t find technology presentations much of a spectators sport… I’m sure someone will fill me in about all the wacky new advances in the iPhone… but frankly, I feel there’s little they can add now to excite me about this phone. I’m thinking of moving to android anyway for my next one.

I’m not surprised at the new phone announcement. You realize they already dropped to #3 in the market?

I’m beginning to lose interest in Apple products. I’ve never been fond of big business and now that Apple is bigger than Microsoft – and more secretive, controlling and authoritative – it totally turns me off. The whole yuppy/hipster image makes me want to find something completely raw, less trendy, and less glossy. Something I can tinker with and customize. Apple is becoming so commercial, packaged, and ordinary.

Not that the product or their success is bad…. I quite enjoy discussing marketplace trends, trying to identify them at early stages… I just don’t like to participate that much in the fervor.


I find this thoroughly disturbing:


putting on HR hat... résumé, résumé, UGH. job hunting should be a fundamental high school course... too many folks do not get it at all