October 2005

Playground Blues archive – very nice clean simple blog list

Good Experience – Problems of complexity and choice – Lots of good bits about making things simpler: “In introducing tech products today, the main emphasis is on differentiation and how your product is unique. But if you fast-forward another five or 10 years, … we will start to see ease of use become the most…more

Memorable Quotes from Twelve Monkeys (1995) James Cole: “I am insane, and you are my insanity.”

“Academy of Television” “fred rogers” – Google Video – great long long interview with him…

Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog : Combating the Perception of Bloat (Why the UI, Part 3) – why adaptive menus are bad…just show me everything already!

PARC Forum Series on Innovation | October 28, 2004 – Paul Saffo’s incredible talk on innovation (like the one he gave at Stanford)…”We substitute velocity for management and I would argue that is a very rational act. Because if you slow down to manage well, you’re not going to be able to take advantage of…more

Shirky: The Semantic Web, Syllogism, and Worldview – “The Semantic Web specifies ways of exposing these kinds of assertions on the Web, so that third parties can combine them to discover things that are true but not specified directly. This is the promise of the Semantic Web — it will improve all the areas of…more

Creating Passionate Users: The Concept Carification effect – Steve Jobs on how innovation gets strangled: “Here’s what you see at a lot of companies; you know how you see a show car and it’s really cool, and then four years later you see the production car, and it sucks? And you go, What happened? They…more