“Real Artists Ship”

Colin Johnson’s blog

The Naming of Blogs…

I hadn’t really thought about names when I started out setting this up. I am aware that most blogs have names, but for a while just thought about calling it “Colin Johnson’s blog”. In the end I settled on “Real Artists Ship”, a quote from Steve Jobs about the importance not just of doing interesting creative work, but getting it out there (see Steven Levy‘s book Insanely Great for details). Two names that didn’t quite make the cut were “Talentless but Hardworking”, a phrase that I’ve liked for a while; and “Cakes and Ale” (after Shakespeare in Twelfth Night), more for the attitude than out of any especial liking either for cakes or ale.

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