Tag: technology

“We Put a Chip in It!”

JESS3 just discovered an amazing tumblr called “We Put a Chip in it!” Their motto: “It was just a dumb thing. Then we put a chip in it. Now it’s a smart thing.” The entire tumblr is dedicated to celebrating smart devices that, let’s be honest, may not have needed to be smart devices to […]

Contextual Typography

Can typography can become conscious? Up until a moment ago, our answer would have been no. That was before we watched Leland Maschmeyer, Executive Creative Director of brand consulting firm COLLINS, deliver a mind blowing presentation at the Type Directors Club. COLLINS’ team set out to prove that typography can take the form of whatever its […]

HBD, TXT: The Text Message Turns 20

Today, December 3rd, 2012, marks the 20th anniversary of the very first text message, otherwise known as SMS (Short Message Service). To properly celebrate the milestone, JESS3 brings you 20 facts —each in 160 characters or less, naturally—you may not know about that simple service you use to say sup to your boo.

Hello iPhone 5!

The new iPhone just hit stores, and we’re taking a close look through the JESS3 telescope. Yes, telescope in the way that we’re looking from afar (from the end of the Apple store line) trying to size-up exactly what’s different about iPhone 5. Is it THAT much better?

Fashion and Tech, Married at Last

I’m five foot six… on a good day. That being said this new video by the one and only Diane von Fürstenberg for her Spring 2013 collection is probably the closest I’ll get to a catwalk besides, you know, winning a golden ticket, selling a kidney, or putting my family’s cat IBK (Itty-Bitty-Kitty) on a leash. No thanks, this will work fine thank you.

The Late Majority Internet

Reports have come out this year that 78% of Americans are internet users and 51% of Americans over 12 years old are on Facebook. This means that we have finally reached a point where a solid majority of Americans are on the web. Everett Rogers theory of Diffusion of Innovation has a name for this […]

Verizon Small Business Lemonade Stand

My first forays into entrepreneurship were mowing lawns and washing cars. Susie sold lemonade. You gotta give this Verizon ad props for wryly bringing to life the iconic start-up: the lemonade stand. Any successful small businessperson can relate. Susie’s identifying her market, expanding capacity by bringing on help, and relying on technology to keep thing […]