In her Web Design World keynote on Wednesday morning, Kelly Goto introduced us all to a “bored genius” and her thoroughly fascinating projects. Some of my favorites are The BullRide, RealTime / Interface to the Future, Neologues: Bang Interface, Stump, and TreeLogic.
In the past 40 days, I’ve been to three conferences and five cities, two of them twice. Last night I returned from Boston, and so far as I know I don’t have to board another plane until 2003. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy visiting other places (although the actual traveling isn’t such a thrill) and I love having the chance to see my friends and colleagues at conferences. It’s just that the last six weeks were a little intense, and I’m glad to have a chance to slow down and relax at home.
I had a fascinating experience last night as we approached Cleveland. As the plane was descending through a layer of dense snow on its final approach to Hopkins, the plane was struck by lightning. Okay, I know, the bolt actually jumped from the plane to the air, but still. Thank God planes are still basically steel tubes with wings. After all, if you’re going to fling yourself around the sky, you may as well do it in a great big Faraday cage.