Paul Boag, one of the founding partners of Headscape, is a usability and accessibility specialist who writes and podcasts on the importance of good design from a business benefit point-of-view.
H2G2 - The Guide to Life, The Universe and Everything
Co-founded by Douglas Adams (author of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy') this is intended to be "...a Guide which is created and compiled by the people who use it. Real people, in real time"
It Includes my own definition of A Knob of Butter.
Customize is a good source for wallpapers, icons, and skins for many applications (such as Winamp, Litestep, WindowBlinds, Windows media player etc.)
deviantART is a location for graphical artists to display their creations for feedback and exposure. deviantART hosts poetry, photography, flash exhibits, cell phone art, as well as an enormous Indy art and wallpaper sections and skins for 105+ applications.
Although there is a quantity of useless doodles and teenage angst poetry, there is a lot of worthwhile art on this site.
The Long Now Foundation
The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996 to develop Clock and "Library" projects as well as to become the seed of a very long term cultural institution. It has been nearly 10,000 years since the end of the last ice age and the beginnings of civilization. Progress lately is often measured on a "faster/cheaper" scale. The Long Now Foundation seeks to promote "slower/better" thinking and to foster creativity in the framework of the next 10,000 years.
The Long Bets Foundation
The purpose of the Long Bets Foundation is to improve long-term thinking. Long Bets is a public arena for enjoyably competitive predictions, of interest to society, with philanthropic money at stake. The foundation furnishes the continuity to see even the longest bets through to public resolution. The website provides a forum for discussion about what may be learned from the bets and their eventual outcomes.
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