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12 July 2012


I've started the process of moving this blog to a new Google account.  It will still be in Blogger, all content will be preserved (although I may elect to "un-publish" some of the older stuff), and it will still have the same Web address; but some cookies, subscriptions, and FriendConnects may get munged in the process.  Sorry about that!

I am mystified why so many of these content-management systems continue to be designed as if a) they were the only such system in existence; and b) once deployed, no one would ever need to import things from another system, or move the whole show to another system.

In fairness to Blogger, it plays nice with other systems so far as content goes.  The weak part, as with all things Google, is in user data.  If I build another blog, I should be able to carry my audience with me; you would notice some cosmetic changes, or maybe it loads faster, but other than that you, dear reader, shouldn't have to do any work.  Alas, we don't (yet) live in such a world.

But I digress.  I'm making rapid progress on the blog's new home, as well as on some new posts, because, wow, it's been a while... With luck, the new stories can serve as inaugural posts in the blog's new home. I'll post here once more before the final hand-off to the new blog.

Keep dreamin', darin' & doin' ! (Not necessarily in that order)

20 May 2011

UX Design, History, and The "Eternity Myth"

Good design considers how things change
as we use them over time.
Modern software is an amazing example of unplanned obsolescence.

Few people think about how user experience changes over time.  This is a particularly brazen oversight when speaking of Web sites; and it becomes downright ludicrous when it comes to feed readers, social networks, and other systems whose content increases geometrically over time by design.

12 December 2010

Help Me Understand The (Information) Environment

Experiment # 1 in a Series

I'm working on a book.  Because its premise is easily purloined, I need to be coy (for now) about the exact subject.  But I can reveal that a big part of the book is a series of exercises designed to make us more aware of our environments -- our homes, offices, cars, elevators, any place we spend time.  My specific interest is in information as a material ingredient of those environments.