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Failure’s Just Another Word for Unsuccessful

I’ve been thinking a lot about Failure of late. Which is to say, I’ve been thinking of Failure. But I have also started to think about it. Failure is a word that’s overloaded with baggage and I believe it needs to be rebranded. True Failure can be described closest by borrowing from that wonderfully accurate […]

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Ada Lovelace: First Programmer or Harbinger of Doom?

Perhaps it is a purposefully shocking title, but I propose Ada Lovelace’s contribution to the human condition helped us on our way to a doomed end filled with strife, woe, and run-on sentences. Think about it. Beyond simple tools (technology unto themselves) such as the Hammer or Spork™ what has technology really done for us? […]

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Refresh Boston Wrap-Up

Last night I gave a talk entitled Usability: Getting it Right the First Time at Refresh Boston. I felt it went well. I got good feedback form people at the event and some online too. The space was amazing. My thanks to Kate from Microsoft Cambridge for being a wonderful host. My thanks also to […]

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It’s The Little Things. Literally.

Now that I’ve drawn you in with my decidedly non-SEO-ified title… Above (click the image to embiggen, the image that is. I’m not selling anything here.) please find one info graphic comparison of salsa hotness. See those little chili peppers? They’re telling you something. We are a two-salsa household. My wife prefers Hot salsa and […]

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Speaking at Refresh Boston

I have been invited to speak at Refresh Boston by Patrick Haney. We were talking recently about the possibility when I mentioned I wasn’t sure exactly what I would talk about, beyond “something related to usability.” I suggested letting Refresh attendees should choose so Patrick set up a survey where you can help drive what […]

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