Ninjas on the ‘Net

[US Population and Growth Trends, via]

Here’s a question for those of you readers fortunate enough to be employed: are you more or less busy than you were before the economy fell apart? By which I mean – after your firm shed employees, how much slack did you have to pick up? I haven’t personally encountered much more workload since returning to work, but I know others who are expected to do the same work as before the crash, in the same timeframe, with half [at best] the staff. For starters, these aren’t the greatest of working conditions – even longer days, probably a pay cut, basically more responsibility with no benefits – but more importantly, how will this affect the value of our profession’s work in the future? I’d be interested to know how / if previous economic downturns have affected clients [developers in particular] willingness to pay for services. I know I’ve brought this up before, in terms of the future affect of working for free – but what I’m wondering now is if clients will pay a larger staff for what a smaller team is producing during the economic slump.

Per usual – on to the links. If you come across something on the interwebs that you think should appear on AMNP – as a post, as part of Ninjas on the ‘Net, or as a quick sidebar link – drop me an email at – or hit me up on Twitter(

– UN meets on Haiti, doesn’t bring in citizen input? [Toronto Star]

– housing Haitians in used tires? (my ninjas, please) [Treehugger]

– what parts of the US survived the housing bubble? [WSJ]

– Geithner promises more infrastructure money [WSJ]

– what PBS left out of Pei documentary [Washington Post]

– Gehry’s Brain Health center [Las Vegas Sun]

– your unpaid internship is probably illegal [NY Times]

- extracts of local distance (wicked cool) [Archidose]

– Shannon Rankin manipulates maps [BLDGBLOG]

– why Ouroussoff isn’t good enough [design observer]

- construction halted on Toyo Ito’s Relaxation Park [design boom]

– 9 year old tower to be demolished [the Seattle Times]

- taking back Detroit [Time]

– ‘bloated’ Eisenhower memorial? [Washington Post]

– and oh yeah, I’m in love with Heatherwick’s UK pavilion

Posted: April 12th, 2010
at 10:51pm by orangemenace

Categories: Ninjas on the 'net

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