3 Waves and 5 C’s of Computing

Over on the Adaptive Path blog, I just posted “Apple iPad and the 3 Waves and 5 C’s of Computing Use” about the evolution of interaction paradigms and the way we use computers. Long-time readers of peterme.com who have steel trap memories will recognize its roots in a 9-year-old peterme.com post, “Way New Interfaces, Revisited.” It’s funny how slowly things actually change.

I’m trying to figure out what Facebook is thinking…

This New York Times article discusses how Facebook is doing more and more to come across as Twitter-like.

Which strikes me as absurd. Facebook and Twitter serve some pretty distinct needs. Any move toward “Twitter-like” will detract from Facebook’s core offerings, and is thus likely to piss off the literally hundreds of millions of people who already use it. And I’m sure there’s heaps more to do with that core offering–focusing on really blowing out that “social graph” experience must have tons of opportunity. Why distract itself with a wholly orthogonal communication model?