Despite my want to live somewhere rural, I tolerate the mess and grime of my Brooklyn neighborhood because I know that there is something special happening right now, something fleeting: the creation of a habitat that phenomally fosters creativity and innovation unlike anywhere else in the world. Of all places to live, I feel especially certain that Brooklyn right now is one of most dynamic and interesting, and our food movement is just one small, but essential, ingredient of the cultural stew stirring here.
“With a stop light, green means ‘go’ and yellow means ‘slow down’. With a banana, however, it is quite the opposite. Yellow means ‘go’, green means ‘whoa, slow down’, and red means ‘where the heck did you get that banana?’”—
Microsoft’s attempted copy of MobileMe is called “My Phone”. Cute.
Tumblr’s call-in-audio copy of Enjoysthin.gs Voicemail feature was done so without giving credit where it is due. Always quick to point out other people’s rip-offs while denying your own. Shame on you.
Petra ordered a pair of shoes last night at 1030pm, paid for standard shipping, and they were in my office this morning when I got to work. Unbelievable.
They could have made more money by sending it with the cheaper shipping option Petra paid for or by not having a staff working the late shift, but there is an intangible benefit to having world-class service that can’t be captured or projected on a spreadsheet.
We are looking for a web developer to work closely with our artists. Ideally, you
are a music lover.
understand that releasing frequent incremental iterations (not ‘big new versions’) is the only sane way to develop websites.
are comfortable learning new languages and platforms (because we need someone who can do both PHP and Flash; programming and design).
can’t stand micromanagement in any form — ie, you’re comfortable making your own decisions and acting on them, and appreciate a boss who rewards, not punishes, independent judgment.
You must be within commuting distance of the Bedford L stop in Brooklyn. This is a part-time job that could easily morph into a full-time one.
Please send links to your best work, and the name of your favorite musician right now, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s ok if you don’t have a big portfolio, and a college degree is certainly not required.
Normative’s mission is to rationally unite music and business. We work closely with visionary artists to develop new business models (since the record industry no longer has anything to offer them). We believe no conflict exists between the ideal and the practical.
A once in a lifetime opportunity (for anyone NOT employed by Connected Ventures)