Wow. Both Bruce Tognazzini and Brenda Laurel joined the Nielson Norman Group. All they need now is Don Norman and Joy Mountford and they’ll have the dream team.
Failure Magazine is along the lines of what I was referring to in Sweden’s ill-designed 17th century warship, or France’s statue to a cyclist that rode himself to death. Holding up a surpreme effort and learning, and gaining inspiration from, the failure.
Usually I perceive advertising as necessary evil on web sites, though ads in general can play a useful role in calling our attention to useful stuff, if in a mostly ugly and untargetted way. Once in a while when flipping through a big ad-laden magazine like Wired I get absorbed in the meta-reading activity of [...]
eNormicon and Signals vs. Noise have gotten some linkage recently, but the real gem is the authors’ company site, 37signals. I think I just read every page on the site, and then went to a site they designed and ordered something. It’s a company you could take home to mom.
Having worked in the recording industry (my original career track was becoming a recording engineer) I feel little pity for them in these days of free Napster-music. They’ve held on to old, star- and marketing-driven business models too long, mostly out of stupidity and greed. Even now, they just want control and not to actually [...]
Now I know that daemon is “from the mythological meaning, later rationalized as the acronym `Disk And Execution MONitor’ “. Perhaps that’s why it’s so often pronounced DEE-men.
Our CFO’s father is a partner at PriceWaterhouse Coopers, and therefore the latter company had to resign as our auditors. According to Dow Jones, “The SEC requires that a partner of an accounting firm who has a close relative with an important position with an audit client be geographically separated from the relative and from [...]
Patagonia’s self-imposed Earth Tax is a great idea, I’m surprised it didn’t occur to me earlier to follow their lead. My new business plan will include a similar tax, but targeted more towards improving my daytime environment of New York City.
Spent four days in Santa Monica, CA – one day of work and three days hanging out in a sumptuous hotel room in the Casa del Mar. Lots of sleep, room service, and hanging with Sarah. Never made it to Universal Studios or the Getty, and only a short drive up the PCH. Didn’t think [...]
A leaner, meaner Noise Between Stations. Nothin’ fancy, not even tables. 1,615 characters of streamlined Blogger template goodness.
Tog’s latest column dispenses yet more design wisdom: “I have come to the conclusion that all new revision efforts should apportion 20% of the design effort to correcting what is already there. Almost universally, people become so wrapped up in the exciting new features that they ignore the current problems.”