is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
In some ways it’s a triumph that this day didn’t come sooner. Defying tremendous odds by surviving as a thoroughly respectable computer magazine up until now, Macworld Magazine was effectively shuttered today when its longtime publisher, IDG, abruptly laid off virtually its entire staff—just one day after they dutifully covered Apple’s iPhone 6 and Apple Watch announcements. Valleywag has the story here. Though the web site will continue, the print edition is no more.
Hardly anyone I know was still actually reading the printed magazine anymore, but I still subscribed. Along with The New Yorker, it has been the only paper subscription I’ve maintained over the past five, maybe even ten years. It feels like it’s been a long time since I found the concept of a magazine particularly interesting, but for some reason—maybe just habit—I still enjoyed getting Macworld in the mail. I’ll miss it, and I wish the departing team all the luck in the world.+