Hand-held devices and age-related decline of eyesight

Posted in Food for Thought on April 15, 2007 by danweltsch

Are new hand-held devices, which are proliferating wildly, being designed to accommodate older users with deteriorating eyesight? Today’s 20 and 30-year-olds are tomorrow’s 40 and 50-year-olds. I am 48, and can barely read the screen on my cellphone. This is an important aspect of product design that I hope is not ignored in the hot race to appeal to young consumers. Here’s a post on a forum of a Wall Street Journal article about a old-user friendly phone.

Healthy fast food

Posted in Food for Thought, I'm just asking... on March 12, 2007 by danweltsch

When will we see some fast food that’s healthy? It shouldn’t be hard to make something cheap, tasty and easy-to-prepare that’s not heavy with trans-fats, processed grains and sugar. I think the U.S. food market is ready for it…but the people here disagree.

If you’re a fan of the Simpsons…

Posted in Links to Video on March 6, 2007 by danweltsch

Here’s a quite amusing video for Simpsons fans to enjoy!

Peculiar Utterance of the Day!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 3, 2007 by danweltsch

Here‘s a link to PUotD podcast site. It is powered by the creativity of downtown NYC playwright and musician Tom X. Chao. Enjoy!

Michel Gondry makes a Chemical Brothers video

Posted in Links to Video on February 22, 2007 by danweltsch

Here‘s an eye-popping and mind-bending video of a Chemical Brothers song called “Let Forever Be” directed by Michel Gondry (the director of the film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”). The vocals on this track are provided by Noel Gallagher from Oasis.

The kids these days…!

Posted in Food for Thought on February 19, 2007 by danweltsch

Here‘s an interesting article about how young people are using the internet and social software to communicate and express themselves. It includes an interesting conversation with Clay Shirky about language evolving generationally from pidgin to creole, and the ramifications for social interaction.

About the Author

Posted in Journal on February 12, 2007 by danweltsch

My name is Dan Weltsch. I live in New York City, the Upper West Side of Manhattan to be more exact. You can find much about me, and see some of my artwork, at my website.