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parislemon:

Joe Pinsker on a unique strategy employed by Herb Hyman, the owner of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf:

He determined his shops’ proximity to Starbucks to be such a boon that he began opening locations close to established Starbucks—a sly reversal of the national chain’s strategy. “We bought a Chinese restaurant right next to one of their stores and converted it, and by God, it was doing $1 million a year right away,” Hyman is quoted as saying in Starbucked.

Rather than run and hide from the big guy, or be terrified of his arrival into town, Coffee Bean started doing the opposite. And they thrived — undoubtedly because it helps to be next to Goliath when you’re trying to get people to pull for David.

(Also interesting data on small boards versus big boards — which makes total sense.)

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But you’re not living. You’re just waiting, hoping for things to go bad again.

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parislemon:

Robin Wauters:

Still, people continue to read more email on Apple-manufactured devices than any other device or platform. According to the study, Mac computers, iPhones and iPads were used to open 358 million SendGrid-delivered emails in the last year, compared to 320 million emails on Windows.

While the data is Europe-specific in this case, it’s interesting to think/see how many people primarily interact with email on their phones and/or tablets now. Certainly, it’s the main way I do. Since I always have one of those devices on me.

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lego-stories:

The Office.

lego-stories:

The Office.

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The thing about programming is that one minute you think you’ve created a masterful solution as elegant as any fine artwork, then the next you give it to an end user and they’ll bring it down in flames with a single bad data value.

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Vantage Point
“First thing made with Pencil by FiftyThree.”
By actuallyahedgehog

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Vantage Point

First thing made with Pencil by FiftyThree.”

By actuallyahedgehog

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Inside Looking Out
Made With Paper by le66

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Inside Looking Out

Made With Paper by le66

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wwwtxt:

danielrehn:
“How Coolness Defined the World Wide Web of the 1990s” via The Atlantic explains how crucial awards were to early net culture.

These recognitions were regarded as welcomed honors, visually stamped on the distinguished site with a graphical status icon that bestowed a mark of “quality.” Accumulate enough of these accolades and new awards.html pages would be erected to showcase the entire collection.

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danielrehn:

“How Coolness Defined the World Wide Web of the 1990s” via The Atlantic explains how crucial awards were to early net culture.

These recognitions were regarded as welcomed honors, visually stamped on the distinguished site with a graphical status icon that bestowed a mark of “quality.” Accumulate enough of these accolades and new awards.html pages would be erected to showcase the entire collection.

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madewithpaper:

Ships in the Night
Made With Paper by mariopty

madewithpaper:

Ships in the Night

Made With Paper by mariopty

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madewithpaper:

"Hippocrates"

Made With Paper by msunardi

madewithpaper:

"Hippocrates"

Made With Paper by msunardi