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August 27, 2008


Jon Thomas

I bet you love the fact that Kermit was a "square" for not liking jazz!

Caroline Schneider

The scene with Kermit is great. And you're about Jim Henson's geniality. In the early years of Sesame Street in Germany (1971 or 72?) I learnt a lot from Ernie and his friends. And for me this obviously links to the time when I started denying my drawing-abilities or rather loosing my drawing-(un-)selfconsciousness. Thanks - as always - for sharing, Garr.

Caroline Schneider

That should read: "...you're right about Jim Henson's geniality".


I loved the video with the frog (his name in Spanish is "rana Gustavo").

Really brilliant.

Kerstin Hoffmann

Absolutely gorgeous! You made my day!


I love it when I run across a post like this that reinforces a behaviour that was already quite natural to me, but until now I didn't really realize why I was doing it. I'm a doodler with no drawing skill, but circles boxes and arrows have always helped me express my concepts much more quickly. Now, I can focus on intentionally using a whiteboard when speaking with a larger group of people.

Also, interesting to see Google using the power of pictures (or manga much like Dan Pink's Johnny Bunko) to explain quite technical dry material in an interesting fashion. Here's their manga on their new browser!


Stephen Hampshire

Your point about us being drawn away from visual thinking is all too true.

The superb illustrator Niamh Sharkey made a similar point on her blog - it happens when we learn to worry about what other people think:

She links to The Big Draw, a UK campaign to get people drawing:

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