Hendrek Hertzberg, in the course of reviewing Bob Woodword’s book Plan of Attack, goes looking for and finds relationship issues between the senior and junior Bush: I asked about his father in this way: ³Here is the one living human being who¹s held this office who had to make a decision to go to war. [...]
Blogger relaunched with help from Adaptive Path and Douglas Bowman and it’s very nice. After not having used it in a long while, it’s a blast to revisit the old hood and see how much has changed. I published out an old blog (about teaching a distance education class) in one of the new fancy, [...]
Avi Rappoport, myself, and other swell folks will be schmoozing prior to search-a-palooza and you’re invited. Tonight at the midtown Hilton bar.
It’s just too long.
Someone must have described this already, but for now I’ll modestly coin Lombardi’s Law of Fast Processors: as processor speed increases, software replaces dedicated hardware. In music or video production it means programs like GarageBand and Final Cut Pro and a stock Macintosh replace dedicated rack systems and DSP chips. In usability testing, it means [...]
Surfing around lately looking at the blogging software landscape and wondering why Movable Type doesn’t have more competitors, it just seems like everyone is running it. The plug-in library is certainly attractive, but not exclusive. Interesting direct competitors include Textpattern and WordPress. Meyer has switched to the latter.
Tony Byrne writes a great overview of enterprise information architecture in the new eContent magazine. He also dishes out the tough love: ‘Some responsibility for the dearth of EIA activity also lies with IA specialists themselves. There is a bit of a tendency in the IA community to over-invest precious energy in KM-esque intellectual debates [...]
Bookmarking Quick MBA for future use, a fantastic primer for everything from law to operations to strategy.
Just when you thought you knew how radio buttons should work, Expedia introduces the Link Button: I stared for a few seconds, then guessed upon clicking the link it would give me an explanation of the term. Nope. It selects that option, same as if you clicked the radio button. Did Expedia do usability testing [...]
The IHT site received a lot of attention for its front-end code, but John Weir also put thoughtful work into the layout. Check out his case study on Smoking Gun (no permalink, click on the map of the world). It hurts that he strived to avoid scrolling and now IHT has two banner ads that [...]
What Flash does well: SimpleViewer, a gallery from Felix at Airtight, and Slide Show from Todd Dominey of Dominey Design. Thanks guys!
Mike Kuniavsky has a nice spread in the new Metropolis magazine (not online yet). It’s great to see a blog post become a magazine article, with responses from the likes of IDEO.
The InfoDesign interview: Q: Lesson Learned From .Com Burst: A: People live longer than companies.
A former student wrote to say she’s working as a ‘web planner’ (‘IA is not a general term‘) in Korea, and helped design www.kbs.co.kr, the national broadcasting service of Korea. ‘Someday I hope to meet you as your student also as a IA.‘ How sweet is that?
Kiran Max Weber does a nice job overviewing some apps for recording ideas, many on Mac OS X.