Others say it’s because software people like making things up and can’t help themselves. Well I say this: if we’re going to have dozens of models we may as well have some that are honest, however cynical, to what’s really going on much of the time
Do not pass judgment on ideas until the completion of the brainstorming session. Do not suggest that an idea won’t work or that it has negative side-effects. All ideas are potentially good so don’t judge them until afterwards.
The fact that we don’t understand what value others get from social web apps is part of the paradigm of social software. …What is important to their social life will almost certainly be unimportant to us because we have our own to worry about.
Instead of the discourse of smooth, distinction-obliterating, disempowering seamlessness … of ubiquitous information processing systems, Weiser wanted to offer users ways to reach into and configure the systems they encountered…
I can’t believe I’m linking to this.. it took me weeks to get the guts to even watch it myself. Anyways,.. here’s some stuff that Tom Armitage and I were thinking about when we were at Reboot a few weeks ago. Man, I can talk sometimes….
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