Coding from Scratch: A Conversation with Virtual Reality Pioneer Jaron Lanier …if you make a small change to a program, it can result in an enormous change in what the program does. If nature worked that way, the universe would crash all the time. Certainly there wouldn’t be any evolution or life. There’s something about [...]
Al Hirschfeld died yesterday.
…seems to be text organization, and so every problem looks like a challenge to get the right text in front of people. It may ultimately limit us if we don’t also consider the impact of social interaction, communication, etc.
Here’s a heaping tablespoon of IA links for you and Google: The IA Summit website is up. Come to Portland, OR and hear the honorable Stewart Brand March 21-23. A few of us from AIfIA will be teaching an Information Architecture Leadership Seminar featuring Morville on strategy, me on CMS, Sinha on research, and McGrane [...]
Stefano Mazzocchi’s email overfloweth with quotable wisdom: ‘It’s exactly like thermodynamics, where a infinite number of small reversible steps is more efficient than a small number of big but not-reversible steps.‘ ‘…good ideas and bad code build communities, the other three combinations do not. This is extremely hard to understand, it’s probably the most counter-intuitive [...]
http://www.unboring.com/ Form, function, and affordability. This is the key to IKEA’s philosophy. The egalitarian mindset seduces me. ‘For us, price is the magic ingredient. It divides the indispensable from the unattainable. And so we embrace a third dimension of furniture design – an affordable price.‘ Of course price point is always part of a proper [...]