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This week’s selection of our favourite things on the the Internet features a look at Steve Jobs’s legacy, a debate on editorial design and Phil Collins’s meteorological advice.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/aug/25/steve-jobs-idesigned-your-life

Steve Jobs’s resignation as Apple chief executive this week provoked a flurry of articles examining his career and legacy. The Guardian’s Jonathan Glancey looks at Jobs’s impact on design – and how he made Apple such a popular brand for designers.

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

http://mikedempsey.typepad.com/graphic_journey_blog/2011/08/sign-of-the-times.html

Mike Dempsey critiques the history of the Radio Times editorial design, praising the standards set by editorial designer David Driver in the 1970s and slating the current design as ‘dumber than dumb’ – a situation he feels is reflected in editorial design as a whole. Things get heated in the comments section when both Driver and current Radio Times art director Shem Law join the debate.

Radio Times
Radio Times

http://www.philcollinsrequirements.com/

An online weather alert that uses the power of the world’s most famous singing drummer – Phil Collins. Type in the URL and the site will give you the temperature at your location, using a jacket-based pun that it’s probably best to experience for yourself.

Phil Collins
Phil Collins

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