We’re Told Not to Travel

Great post about traveling and life in general. My favorite part is the last paragraph:

And when we come home from our travels, we love more. Because there’s nothing quite like travel to show you what you had before you left.

via We’re Told Not to Travel – danvineberg.com. Hat tip: @breezyskies


Old Masters at the Top of Their Game

After 80, some people don’t retire. They reign.

Lovely New York Times Magazine article featuring 15 amazing people over the age of 80 including Betty White, Carl Reiner, Frank Gehry, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

via Old Masters at the Top of Their Game – NYTimes.com.

The New Yorker on WordPress

With the relaunch, NewYorker.com runs on WordPress, a more robust, user-friendly CMS. “We’re looking at almost total upside there,” Thompson tells me. Because the tools are no longer getting in the way of producers doing their job, NewYorker.com is now able to publish a greater volume of stories every day. The site used to top out at 10 or 12 stories each day: now, it publishes around 20 per day. “It’s a lot easier to be productive now, and we can now make the site fresh a lot more quickly than we used to,” says Thompson.

via How The New Yorker Finally Figured Out The Internet: 3 Lessons From Its Web Redesign.

The Physical Web

The Physical Web is an approach to unleash the core superpower of the web: interaction on demand. People should be able to walk up to any smart device – a vending machine, a poster, a toy, a bus stop, a rental car – and not have to download an app first. Everything should be just a tap away.

via Physical-web by google.

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Engaged, Inspired, and Ready to Build a Better Web

Kelly Hoffman:

The much loved annual work event that is the Grand Meetup

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

Automattic is a distributed company — we all work from wherever we are. Right now, “where we are” is 197 cities around the world: New Orleans, USA. Montevideo, Uruguay. Tokyo, Japan. Vilnius, Lithuania.

Once a year, we get together somewhere in the world to meet, work alongside, learn from, and laugh with one another in an exhilarating, exhausting week called the Grand Meetup. This year, 277 Automatticians descended on Park City, Utah, for seven days in mid-September.

We introduced ourselves to new colleagues, reconnected with coworkers we haven’t seen since last year, and worked on ways to make WordPress.com even better. And of course, lots of us blogged about the experience, in words and images.

We were…

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