This is a quote I came across 18 months ago, in a great article about the NY Times data visualisation/graphics team.

I saved it up to turn into one of these slides, as it’s a vivid yet matter of fact way of describing the whole online experience. So many things that we once would have been amazed by are now unremarkable. Someone said once that technology only truly goes mainstream when it becomes invisible - ie: taken for granted to such an extent that it isn’t noticed anymore. I understand this, but equally find it a little sad to lose that sense of wonder and appreciation of how far we’ve come (in both good and not-so-good ways).

Image Flickr CC thanks to Tyler via

Image 1: Tea, two sugars

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