The New "Anti-Algorithm" Social Network 🙅

Plus a new Metal-powered video upscaling app; Yelp's revamped feed -- with AI; Austin Framer AI & Web Design Happy Hour Feb 22nd; Designer Boss Summit Feb 14-16; How Arc Search is reimagining mobile web browsers; and more...

🟢 TODAY IS A FAST NEWS DAY

Here’s what’s happening today in design: New "anti-algorithm" social network; New Metal-powered video upscaling app; Yelp's revamped feed -- with AI; Austin Framer AI & Web Design Happy Hour Feb 22nd; Designer Boss Summit Feb 14-16; How Arc Search is reimagining mobile web browsers; Step into the typographic world of Min Kim; Using AI for 3D rendering -- a guide; New directory of designers to hire; AI prompts to elevate your brand visuals; Why choosing the right business partner is everything; Inside Intercom's culture of design; Some noisy, colorful houses; Why doesn't iOS' dock have a stack?; Banzai's 400+ icon system goes hard.

TODAY IN DESIGN 1982

A Digital Milestone of Infamy: The Creation of "Elk Cloner".

On January 30, 1982, a new chapter in digital history was unwittingly written by high school student Richard Skrenta, who created the first PC virus, "Elk Cloner". Comprising 400 lines of code and disguised as an Apple boot program, this virus marked the beginning of the era of computer security threats. While relatively harmless, Elk Cloner's ability to replicate itself and spread from computer to computer showcased the vulnerabilities in software design and the need for robust digital security measures. This event served as a wake-up call to the tech industry, highlighting the importance of safeguarding against such digital incursions in the burgeoning age of personal computing.

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