14 September 2004

"...when it comes to perusing the internet, men are "faster, more focused, and more competent" than women. Less than a quarter of men are diverted from their original search target, yet 84 per cent of women get distracted while searching. It was a pretty close call, but navigating the internet has joined map reading on the list of things men are officially better at," said Andy Williams, surfing manager at Yahoo. "Men and women's brains function differently and this clearly impacts on how they find online." - http://www.webuser.co.uk/news/58142.html

"As enlightening and ingenious as are Lombardi's illustrations http://www.artcritical.com/golden/DGLombardi.htm (MARK LOMBARDI: GLOBAL NETWORKS), derived from scrupulously compiled index cards, the question occurs as to whether they rise to the level of art. .. Unless a picture has an aesthetic dimension, i.e. an element of beauty, it isn't art. It may be the brilliant and effective illustrations of a Norman Rockwell (who insisted he be called an illustrator), but its merits as art depend not on content but on form." - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0916365670/002-9518280-4930413?v=glance#product-details
It is only in its neurotic obsessiveness that really succeeds. : "It doesn't matter if he was a hack biblio-cataloguer, or if his charts are not particularly helpful in deciphering his conspiracy theories. It's actually the obsessive act that is artistic. ... That's why art is so damned great--the artist is the most important ingredient." - http://www.designobserver.com/archives/000072.html

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