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fast company: apps for the 1%

another illustration for farhad manjoo and the lovely folks at fast company. a rising arena of apps are those for sourcing tasks, be it grocery delivery, car service, or putting together furniture. with these apps, the question that is getting asked (and possibly answered) is whether this type of micro service is something that can expand to a greater user base than just the wealthy.

in case you are wondering, the best named of these services is taskrabbit.
art direction: claire eckstrom

fastco: what apps for the upper class mean for the 99%, by farhad manjoo.

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fast company: let 1 trillion data bloom

a piece for fast company magazine which looks at big data firms, and specifically how healthcare is using big data to analyze information they had previously been unable to examine. don’t forget to eat your data vegetables. bonus, the writer of this article is farhad manjoo, a regular contributor over at slate. hey farhad, i’m now your official illustrator.
art direction: claire eckstrom

fastco: big changes are ahead for the health care industry, courtesy of big data, by farhad manjoo.


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slate: draw something

the new hot app for iphone/ipad/facebook/android/whathaveyou is draw something, a social pictionary* style game in the vein of words with friends, the latest and greatest way to use your device to scratch your butt. according to the farhad manjoo, the joy comes from the ease of play and lack of rules. according to me, i signed up, started a random game with somebody who drew what were presumably shoes, then drew an arrow pointing at said shoes, and then wrote: ‘goes on feet’.

slate: better than words with friends, by farhad manjoo.
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*i am a bit of a grump about this as i have always hated pictionary.

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slate: will robots steal your job?

farhad manjoo starts his investigation into the future of automation, and not just assembly lines, but robots as doctors, writers, teachers and lawyers. notably, he doesn’t mention anything about automated illustrators. i’d like to see johnny 5 come up with the idea of robots chatting at a watercooler, it’s impossible!

slate: will robots steal your job? by farhad manjoo
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