Welcome to the bloggy home of Noah Brier. I'm the co-founder of Percolate and general internet tinkerer. This site is about media, culture, technology, and randomness. It's been around since 2004 (I'm pretty sure). Feel free to get in touch. Get in touch.

You can subscribe to this site via RSS (the humanity!) or .

What Matters?

The always interesting Kevin Kelly points out how boring most of the stuff people put in time capsules really turns out to be and how what we should really be saving are things like the stickers we put on bananas or the lids we use for coffee …

Because they are not trying to be anything other than what they are — any beauty they contain is functional — they also transmit the subtexts of their time. The “meaning” of the placement of the ridges and holes in the take-out beverage lids reveal all kinds of things about how and where these beverages are being sold and consumed. The designs will tell folks in the future far more about our lives today than tiny models of Darth Vader.

April 17, 2010