"Mark Thomas nailed it. These are exactly like concept motorshows. Our PSDs are Wonderland. Mockups don’t contain real data. The professional headshots in that Gmail profile are lovely, but they don’t account for the more likely smartphone selfie or the anonymous avatar. That Facebook redesign would look utterly weird as a backdrop to my friends and relatives’ meme obsession. The real Facebook is more like the world of Mad Max."
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“…the people who move through the streets are all strangers. At each encounter, they imagine a thousand things about one another; meetings which could take place between them, conversations, surprises, caresses, bites. But no one greets anyone; eyes lock for a second, then dart away, seeking other eyes, never stopping…something runs among them, an exchange of glances like lines that connect one figure with another and draw arrows, stars, triangles, until all combinations are used up in a moment, and other characters come on to the scene… ”
― Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities