Snap judgments are valuable. Except when they are not.
My colleague Jesse James Garrett has an essay on the new web user experience platform he’s dubbed Ajax. Don’t let all the boxes and arrows in the diagrams overwhelm you — the essay is clear in spelling out how it works and what it means. The nub (or gist) — Ajax serves as an intermediary [...]
For a week — fly back to the States Friday the 25th. Here’s what I looked like when I went over two years ago.
My last post served as something of a paean to the new Google Maps. While that hadn’t been my original intent, it is the way my writing went. This post will be more critical of the application, particularly of its interface. One of the biggest challenges Google Maps faces is introducing a radical departure to [...]
So, there’s definitely boatloads of buzz about Google Maps, thanks to what might be the slickest presentation of any application on the web. Maps and driving directions have long been one of the killer apps of the Web. It’s such that it’s hard to remember what it was like pre-Web, getting lengthy directions from friends, [...]
In researching the cost of sending a letter-size envelope to London ($.80, so now you know), I stumbled upon a page detailing Country Conditions for Mailing – Great Britain and Northern Ireland. I will quote the prohibitions and restrictions in full: Prohibitions Any postal item containing enclosures addressed to different persons at different addresses. Arms [...]
I really should be working, but last night, I found myself staring at the ceiling as I thought about how social free tagging is inverting the standard tagging behavior. Typically when you tag, you assess some object for it’s attributes, and tag it with those attributes. Those tags are invariably metadata — information ABOUT that [...]