Caterina’s “Make Things” post, which has been linked everywhere and is entirely worth reading, included a list of things she finds inspirational:
People ask me who inspires me. This often stumps me. Because I have been inspired in my work by stuff that people make. I fell in love with zines…
Slap Bracelets, Mouse Trap, Hardy Boys, Compaq Portable, Legos, Encarta, Prodigy, Oregon Trail, Swiss Army knives, Print Shop Deluxe, R.O.B. & Gyromite, Duckhunt, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, Rube Goldberg machines, eye hooks, Ray Kettlewell canoe paddles, Turtle, TI-82, Hey Dude, AOHell, Geocities, Fallingwater, Polaroid Land Cameras, Netscape Navigator, Palm V, Men in the Cities, Bic mechanical pencils, Bic lighters, The Spirit of Christmas, Photoshop, Zip drives, Olympus OM-1, AskJeeves, Snood, Catch-22, Snopes, GAIM, Napster, Winamp, Narcissus & Goldmund, Steppenwolf, TiVo, StumbleUpon, Lifehacker, Amazon, Wikipedia, Slouching toward Bethlehem, Sports Night, Arrested Development, fivethirtyeight, Wii Virtual Console, XBMC, Netflix, Advanced Corporate Finance, The Design of Everyday Things
That’s one way to tell a life story.