99% of what you create in life is a remix of someone else’s work. Enjoy the fact you didn’t have to start from scratch. Isacc Newton put it succinctly, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
The design I’ve created here is a remix - one based on a decade’s worth of inspiration from all corners of the web. Hat tips to Signal vs. Noise, Galen Gidman, the Svbtle Network and Information Architects just to name a few.
How I approach tomorrow will be a remix of how I approached today - taking what I’ve learned in the past 24 hours to alter and refine my direction in life.
I love originality, but even I am a remix. I’m proud that my work builds on the foundations of others, and I’d be honoured if mine could do the same for someone else one day.
—Thursday, 10 January 2013