2014/10/11 第67期

Apple 的 Jony Ive 接受采访

为何 iPhone 6 要用圆角矩形? Jony: The rounded edges on the iPhone 6 was necessary to make it feel less wide. 从 Steve Jobs 身上学到了什么? Jony: Focus. Steve was the most focused person I've met in my life. It's terrifying that when you really truly focus, it seems a bit illegal. You can achieve so much. I remember talking to Steve Jobs and asked why he was perceived as harsh. And he said: "No Jony, you're just really vain. You just want people to like you. I'm surprised at you, because I thought you really held the work up as the most important and not how you are perceived by people." People misunderstand Steve because he was so focused. 如何看待小米手机对 Apple 的山寨? Jony: There is a danger...I don't see it as flattery. I see it as theft.

重启微软帝国

这是《名利场》的长文。对 Bill Gates 与 Steve Ballmer 的关系有一定程度的八卦。。。
Many people liken the relationship between Ballmer and Gates to a marriage. “It is like couples that get divorced and hook up again,” says someone who knows both men. “Trying to explain the relationship from the outside is a waste of chronology.”

如何让自己有动力去长久地做一件事情

Edmond Lau 回答了这个 Quora 的问题。他定义了两种目标:

  • Mastery Goals:以提高自己能力为目的地去做事情,重视过程。比如,为了提高自己的编程能力而去做 side project;对研究真的感兴趣而去花6年、7年时间读 phd。
  • Performance Goals:功利地去做事情,重视结果。比如,为了简历更漂亮为了找到好工作去做 side project;为了方便拿绿卡为了炫耀为了虚名(Dr. 的头衔)而去读 phd。

要想让自己有动力长久地做一件事,最好是给自己定下 Mastery Goals 。  

Imgur 把上传的 gif 转成视频

gif 是很古老的图片格式,缺点很明显:占的空间太大!一张 gif 很容易达到5 MB、10 MB 的。转成视频后,方便压缩。 Imgur 不是第一家把上传的 gif 转成视频的。Twitter 早这么干了。 Reddit 上大部分的图片都是从 Imgur 链接过去的,因为 Reddit 自己不提供图片上传功能。接着 Reddit 庞大的用户群,Imgur 发展得顺风顺水的。

Pinterest 的高速成长靠的是营销而不是工程

很多公司(尤其是在湾区的)都喜欢对外宣传说自己是 engineering driven 的。这篇文章有点反“常态”。

But ultimately, Pinterest didn’t need better engineering, said Silbermann. It needed better distribution.