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Quote: Antoine de Saint Exupéry on Motivation

September 13th, 2010

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

Quote: Albert Einstein on Formal Education

July 21st, 2010

“It is almost a miracle that modern teaching methods have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiousity of inquiry; for what this delicate little plant needs more than anything, besides stimulation, is freedom.”

Quote: Marco Arment on Overdoing the Interface Metaphor

July 19th, 2010

“DVD players don’t make fake whirring noises for five minutes before letting you eject a disc to simulate rewinding. Similarly, nobody should need to perform a full-width swipe gesture and wait two seconds for their fake page to turn in their fake book, and nobody should need to click the fake Clear button and start their calculation over because their fake calculator only has a one-line, non-editable fake LCD.”

(from his post “Overdoing the interface metaphor” on

Quote: Jason Fried on Conflict

July 13th, 2010

“When people dig in and defend their positions, a deeper understanding of a problem is possible. As long as people are defending a genuine idea and not just their pride, much can be learned.”

(from his Inc Magazine article, “Managing Conflict“)

Quote: Arthur C. Clarke on Technology

June 17th, 2010

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Quote: Clay Shirky on Human Behavior and Motivation

June 1st, 2010

“Behavior is motivation filtered through opportunity.”

(from the Wired Magazine article: Cognitive Surplus: The Great Spare-Time Revolution)

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What is tID?

The Image Distillery is a clarity-focused creative shop which specializes in website design and consulting for small businesses.

We've operated out of Green Bay, Wisconsin since 2006, crafting and maintaining websites for small businesses, typically those with 50 or fewer employees.

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