It’s About Semantics

Peter Morville offers a thoughtful perspective on the battling twins of control and creativity that shape information architecture. He lists a number of complex adaptive systems: examples that include collaborative filtering, reputation management, and cooperative...

Happy New Year?

“On Jan. 1, 300 million people in 12 countries will start using some funny-looking money they have never seen before. Months later their old familiar bills and coins will buy them nothing. Many of these people will have only a vague idea of what is going on....

10 True Things

Ya just gotta love these guyz…If you read nothing else on the Web today, read this: 10 things Google has found to be true. Can it really be just that simple? Yes. Absolutely, yes. -Link lifted from Christina at elegant...

Irrational Weight Loss

After years of wielding a stopwatch as a weapon in the battle to streamline client web sites, I’ve noted an alarming trend to shed page weight at any cost — a good heuristic gone bad. The latest web page diet fad includes dropping wayfinding hints, icons...

All the news that’s fit to..

well, fit around its new ad format. The New York Times has hopped on the bulging bandwagon of sites that plop large, obtrusive ads smack in the middle of its pages’ content space. Also noteworthy [if not newsworthy] is the fact that they’re using the meta...

Cool Tool.

Take a spreadsheet, perform some electronic husbandry with virtual Post-It… ^H^H^H tiny adhesive scratch pad sheets, and you end up with something like Writer’s Blocks. Built for people who write [I first stumbled upon the product in a print copy of...

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