Thursday, April 28, 2011

He's Still Building Blue Boxes

Before the iPhone came along, there was this thing called the Blue Box. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first digital version and made quite a bit of money selling them to university students. Because if you had a Blue Box - you could make long distance calls to anyone in the world...for free.

In other words - Steve Job got his start by creating technology that was ripping off AT&T.

Did I mention that Blue Boxes were illegal?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mi Viaje a Santiago

I recently returned from a trip to Santiago, Chile during which I shared my experiences with BIM. It was quite an extraordinary journey that I have documented on Life@HOK. Read more about it…


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Monday

Are you sitting at your desk, staring at your screen and already asking yourself how you came to be surrounded by a sea of soul sucking cubicles?

A few weeks ago, a very dear friend who (like us all) periodically struggles to juggle family, career and other commitments was told by a superior that he could either have a successful career or a family - not both. The frank implication of the message was that he needed to jettison his family if he was going to move up the corporate ladder. While the message seems rather blunt, it's strangely familiar. For those of us who have studied Architecture it's not the first time we've heard it.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

California Dreaming

FYI! Having quickly reached the "early bird" limit for attendees of Revit Technology Conference this year in Huntington Beach, CA early bird registration will close as of this Monday, 4 April (midnight PST). So far registrations have been received from 17 States across the USA as well as several other countries.

Monday, April 4, 2011


Everyone - please help us out! The FLAT TIRES are working their asses off and trying to get to the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN from June 9th-12th.

By clicking on this link and downloading the FLAT TIRES song "Pretty Lady", we'll be ranked according to the number of votes received. Only two bands - selected from the TOP EIGHT - will get to play at the festival. Voting ends April 15th so don't wait!