Friday, October 21, 2011

Apple

I'm not a great fan of Apple, they're certainly leaders in their field and Jobs' was right when he said without Apple Microsoft would still be green pixel writing on a black screen.  However their products create an elitest hierarchy in electronics ownership made worse by the fact that they are at the top end of affordable so too many people buy them at the expense of more basic needs.

Steve Jobs, however, was a very wise man  with a great understanding of design and creativity.  I like what he has to say here.
   
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have”



Obvious but sometimes it seems it takes a clever person to see the obvious.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Me preaching

Anyone who's known me for any length of of time knows my tendency to get on a soapbox and preach.  Since becoming a Christian I've been given a new soapbox and this one they video and share with the world.  Here's me, talking about Anger, at New Community Church West End.

Anger Management - Peter Bangs from New Community // West End on Vimeo.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Birthday

It's five days until my 47th Birthday.  Over the last two years I've been playing with a free website provider and I've come to one conclusion, blogger is vastly superior to very free provider I've looked at.  So, it's bye bye website and hello more blogger.  I do get slightly anal about stuff at times so the keep everything neat I will be running 5 blogs.  Bangs Twitches will be bird and nature drawings and eventually a shop, sketching urbanely will be where I post urban sketches done while wearing a smoking jacket and calling everyone dahling, Inclined to Ramble will be thoughts and ramblings on life and the Universe, September Roads will be any drawings and comics I feel inclined to post and finally, Blues in the Dark will be reviews and thoughts on the fictional worlds, inspired by the excellent "To busy thinking about my comics".  I'll include links back and forth as and when they're of any use.