One of my principal objections to the pundit-prophet is that he is always an agent of the Zeitgeist, whose function it is to 'inspire' (to drill and to discipline) a generation. The Zeitgeist means fashion; and I do not think that the best work is done when the compulsion of fashion is at its intensest. - Wyndham Lewis, The Demon of Progress in the Arts, 1955
When not to use humor in your app: when it has suffered an "unrecoverable error"
"This sender can still add you to future email lists" yeah I'm not sure it's supposed to work that way?
Bikeshare adoption by communities of color and low income populations primarily a communication/marketing problem, not lack of interest.
Cryptomnesia occurs when a forgotten memory returns without it being recognized as such by the subject, who believes it is something new and original. It is a memory bias whereby a person may falsely recall generating a thought, an idea, a tune, or a joke, not deliberately engaging in plagiarism but rather experiencing a memory as if it were a new inspiration.
Musings on fuzzy concepts (and hence bad products) coming from poor visions or lack of vision in organizations.
If you don't know how to pronounce a word, say it loud!
— William Strunk, via E.B. White in the introduction to Elements of Style Third Edition.
I don't even
The idea that “great content rises to the top” is over. We are in an era where advertising, promotion, and distribution strategies may eclipse the importance of the content itself.
In context: sidebar callout about the update.
In perpetuity: documented in blog post.
But, we should nevertheless recognize that content strategy is a big, big world. It’s not just that we all have different specializations and approaches, though that’s true. Content strategy is a big ol’ loosely connected network of practices, and it doesn’t belong to any of us any more than graphic design belongs to advertising or project management to aerospace engineering.
Science is the attempt to set in order the facts of experience. - Buckminster Fuller
List of Great Sand Dunes area campgrounds.
The “buzz word” for this year's show was “word processing,” or the use of electronic equipment, such as typewriters; procedures, and trained personnel to Maximize office efficiency. At the I.B.M. exhibition a girl typed on an electronic typewriter. The copy was received on a magnetic tape cassette which accepted corrections, deletions and additions and then produced a perfect letter for the boss's signature. The perfect letter could then be sent over telephone lines to other offices around the country, or the typewriter could also be used as an input device for computers.
Sketchnotes of my 2014 IA Summit talk. By Jason Alderman.
Clearing out an old screenshots folder. My machine is lousy with them.