Kick back, relax and take in Ethan Zuckerman’s thoughts on the Internet’s Original Sin. Be prepared, it’s long read, but a good one.

I especially liked his definition of investor storytime:

Investor storytime is when someone pays you to tell them how rich they’ll get when you finally put ads on your site.

This article was inspired, in part, by The Internet With a Human Face, Maciej Cegłowski’s lecture–another worthy read.

via Matt Mullenweg

Two good articles: One holds that designers shouldn’t code, while the other argues that designers should learn some code. For the most part, the “code” referred to here is HTML/CSS, not PHP/Ruby/Java etc.

As a designer, I think it’s important to have enough working knowledge of front end code to do some in-browser design. Especially when attempting responsive design.

via A List Apart

Circular Subway MapMax Roberts has redesigned the NYC Subway map. His circular layout is very interesting and possibly more aesthetically pleasing than the existing map. I’m afraid I’m too biased to judge the ease of use of this map. However, Roberts will probably perform some usability studies on these maps to see how well they work for those less familiar with the city’s geography and the subway system.

He’s done a similar map for London’s underground. If you like either one, prints are available on demand.

via motherboard::slashdot