Frank Chimero, against the kinds of spectacular design that breaks expectations and experiences :

What would happen if we stopped treating the web like a blank canvas to paint on, and instead like a material to build with?

And on combatting the inescapable feeling of disappointment one gets from having worked too long in the field:

As for me? I won’t ask for peace, quiet, ease, magic or any other token that technology can’t provide—I’ve abandoned those empty promises. My wish is simple: I desire a technology of grace, one that lives well within its role.