Thumb drunk at work

I did it last night: I received a text while walking to dinner and, despite the fact that I was in the middle of crossing a four-lane street with a bike lane, I glanced at the message and started typing a response. I veered for just a second and almost walked into someone coming the other way.

Playing with Toys to Understand Our Work

I admit it: I play with toys at work. Last week, it was Zoobs. I tend to like gear or construction toys like Zoobs as they can be used to think about how things fit together and how they move. Playing with these and other toys helps me get out of the Flatland that dominates my walls, computer and desk. I also find that it helps me tap into analogies and metaphors that can be used to better understand and describe what I am feeling, thinking and doing. Read more…

Skype Robot: A Telepresence Tool

A recent visitor to our studio asked for plans to build their own version of our Skype* Robot**, the telepresence system that we use to link our Philadelphia and New York offices. Here’s a list of the components we put together for our dedicated telepresence tool. Read more…

Washing the dishes

I had coffee with my friend Pete today. Pete writes for the Boston Globe and he helps his dad run a snow plowing company. I was asking Pete about his work, and about how he fits his writing into his day. He started talking about Chris, a friend of his from graduate school. Read more…


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