“Since Anomaly’s founding we have never done a time sheet. We do not believe in the practice of selling time.
At best, selling time is a commoditizing force that encourages agencies to staff more take longer to deliver — at worst selling time is selling a lie.
Anomaly does not sell time, we do not even collect the data. Rather we sell the value of our output.”—Anomaly
“I went to Milan this spring and was completely inspired by a visit to Castiglioni’s studio. It’s one of those places that makes me want to find a space, hole up, and just make stuff forever. His daughter runs the tours; I gave her a bottle opener, and she gave me this booklet of beautiful line drawings of his output. It has everything, not just the iconic lamps and chairs: There’s a light switch, a gurney of some sort, and is that a hamburger phone? It made me remember the beauty of curiosity in the design process.”—Brendan Ravenhill, Furniture and Product Designer – Sight Unseen
“My friends and I who are building websites — we’re kids! We’re kids playing around with tools given to us by adults. In decreasing order of adultness, and leaving out an awful lot, I’m talking about things such as: the Von Neumann stored program computing architecture; the transistor; high-throughput fibre-optic cables; the Unix operating system; the sci-fi-ish cloud computing platform; the web browser; the iPhone; the open source movement; Ruby on Rails; the Stack Overflow Q&A site for programmers; on and on, all the way down to the code that my slightly-more-adult co-workers write for my benefit.”—James Somers – Web developer money
“When I go to the supermarket I sometimes think of how much infrastructure and ingenuity has gone into converting the problem of finding my own food in the wild to the problem of walking around a room with a basket. So much intelligence and sweat has gone into getting this stuff into my hands. It’s my sustenance: other people’s work literally sustains me. And what do I do in return?”—James Somers – Web developer money