According to one report,
a Portfolio.com staffer who asked a company executive why the Web site
was being penalized for the magazine's woes was told that Condé Nast is
first and foremost a magazine company.
"Any rational person would say that's crazy," says a former Condé Nast editor who, like every former or current Condé Nast employee consulted for this article, insisted on anonymity. "To say that we're just a magazine company in this day and age is like saying that we're a buggy company."
The Kick Map is designed is to get more
people to ride New York City's subway system. Created with clarity and
ease of use, it allows riders to navigate this vast system easily and
The subway map is the key to understanding this most complex subway in
the world, which has 26 separate lines and 468 stations. A
well-designed map not only welcomes and empowers novices to use the
subway but also encourages additional use for regular
"home-to-work-only" commuters to use the subway for recreational
destinations where they might otherwise take a car. For this reason the
design of the subway map can directly influence ridership numbers and
can indirectly have an effect on New York's traffic congestion and
In short, a better-designed subway map will make our subway system more
open and accessible.
While in San Francisco earlier this week, I spent an afternoon exploring the de Young Museum. Seems like when I go to a museum to check out a specific exhibition, I'm often more impressed by an exhibition I didn't know about or didn't plan on seeing. This time, I wanted to see the Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes, but enjoyed Asian | American | Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970 a lot more. Both are worth seeing. I was also hoping to catch the sunset from the museum tower, but they kick everyone out at 5 pm. Lame.
Now that she's been around for 20 years, everyone forgets quite how extraordinary she is. She could be singing the theme from Sesame Street, and it would sound completely different to how anyone else would do it, and completely magical.