"The demise of Google Reader, if logical, is a reminder of how far we've come from the cuddly old 'I'm Feeling Lucky' Google days, in which there was a foreseeably-astonishing delight in the way Google's evolving design tricks anticipated what users would like."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."James Fallows on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."James Fallows on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."James Fallows on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."James Fallows on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."James Fallows on Erma Bombeck
"Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them."
"Over the eons I've been a fan of, and sucker for, each latest automated system to 'simplify' and 'bring order to' my life. Very early on this led me to the beautiful-and-doomed Lotus Agenda for my DOS computers, and Actioneer for the early Palm."
"The hoary joke in the literary world, based on 'Dreams From My Father,' was that if things had worked out differently for Barack Obama, he could have made it as a writer."
"There's no longer any surprise in noting that China has grave environmental problems."
"Environmental disaster is the gravest threat to China's continued development. That's according to me, but it is not some wacko view."