New York, October 1, 2008 - A Dutch superstar, an unyielding architect, a Green diva, a style soothsayer, a digital visionary, and 71 perfect products share the spotlight as Fast Company names its Masters of Design for 2008. Highlights of the issue include:
My grandmother turned 92 a couple of months ago. While her short-term memory isn't great, she can describe in detail growing up in the 1920s. It is amazing how much has changed in her lifetime. Commercial air travel. Computers. Nuclear power. And so much more.
Fast Company staff writer Anya Kamenetz did Power Lunch with CNBC yesterday and discussed her cover story, A Is for App, about the smartphone revolution and its effect on kids as young as 18 months. Read the cover story, from our April issue here. And check out the CNBC video below.
When staff writer Anya Kamenetz and her husband, an engineer at Google, went on their honeymoon, they set aside a week to volunteer at an AIDS hospice in Pune, India. The hospice, it turned out, desperately wanted its own Web site.
When the founding fathers of the New York Stock Exchange (and, yes, they were all men) gathered under
a buttonwood tree on Wall Street, in lower Manhattan, 216 years ago, they could not have imagined that their efforts would help create businesses such as Google
or Apple or General Electric. Or that their handiwork would lead to a worldwide obsession with stock prices.