Groupthink by Any Other Name

Groupthink by Any Other Name

I’ll admit it: the usability geek in me is smitten with the coolest doodad of the political season, CNN’s live dial-testing of a focus group during the debates. There it is in real-time — the collective response of a group of undecided and presumably...
In so many words…

In so many words…

Giuliani: A noun, a verb and Nine-Eleven. McCain: A noun, a verb and P.O.W. Palin: A noun, a verb, a pause… an exclamation, an adverb, a folksy gesture and a blank stare. Update: Slate bravely goes where most grammarians fear to tread, tackling the task of...

A Schism at the Church of Wall Street

I’m not an economist. And, despite all evidence to the contrary – my mailbox stuffed with offers of shiny new credit cards and cutthroat rates for refinancing my home, the glossy ads in the newspaper begging me to buy a shiny HDTV today and wait two years to pay for...

I’m Not Looking at You

So… one debate down and right now — right this very moment — hundreds of thousands of folk are furiously typing millions of words on why their guy won. Me, I’d just like to make a single observation of one thing that struck me as extremely...

It All Adds Up in the End

Some quick, back of the envelope calculations… Since making the switch to a scooter for my daily commute I’ve ridden about 1000 miles in the last month, despite record rainfall in Vermont this summer. (grumble) Along the way I gobbled up 37 fewer gallons...

China’s Awe-inspiring Coming Out Party

Congratulations to China, who — despite predictions of epic failure, and regardless of what may happen in the coming days (from heavy smog to heavy-handed tactics with the press) — just schooled the entire world in how to stage an epic spectacle with the...
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