Archive: June, 2005

Email 2.0

The inital version of email has a lot of problems that can not be addressed by making modification to the way that email is trasnsmitted. A new architecture needs to be developed to replace our current email infrastructure. Problems – No garentee or acknowledgement of delivery. – No accountability for who sent the message (spam) […]

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Text size vs. Zoom

Learning how to speak like a developer can help user interface designers and usability people create better software. One of the common problems is that the language a developer uses has subtle meanings in terms of technical considerations. As a simple example let’s take Internet Explorer. There is a function called “Text Size” with options […]

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Ipod power button

The iPod is by far the most popular music player around but although it’s the darling of the audio players and is consistently praised I find a number of things lacking or non-intuitive. The most obvious is the power button, or lack thereof. When I first got the iPod and friends tried it out this […]

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Hypercasting Content

As traditional broadcasters begin experimenting with podcasting I see the power of main stream media being placed into the hands of individuals. Bloggers realized that you don’t have to have a newspaper press to make news and now people have realized you don’t need a radio station to broadcast your ideas. It won’t be long […]

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