myFry - an application for Mr Stephen Fry

Elegantly creative interface and table of contents design.

Has some UI flaws - basically my devs + designers crowded around excitedly poking and jabbering at it once I DL'd it - and everyone made the SAME mistakes with the UI. That in no way takes away from how innovative and lovely the app is though. It was more of a case of, 'OMG that's so cool, but it would be even cooler if it responded like this to that, etc etc'. It simply shows that it was obviously designed more by artists than by UX folk - which arguably accounts for its brilliance in the first place.

It is a little pricey at US$13.99, but hey... if you'd buy the book anyway, buy the app instead. =)

Stephen Fry on Catholicism, from the Intelligence Squared debate.

Wonderful (and funny, of course) speech on why the Catholic Church is not a force for good.

Particularly amusing to the nugget:

It's the strange thing about this (Catholic) church, it is obssessed with sex. Absolutely obssessed.

Now they will say that we with our permissive society, and our rude jokes are obssessed.

No - we have a healthy attitude, we like it, it's fun, it's jolly, because it's a primary impulse, it can be dangerous and dark and difficult. It's a bit like food in that respect, only even more exciting.

The only people who are obssessed with food are anorexics, and the morbidly obese. And that in erotic terms is the Catholic church, in a nutshell.