To: American People
Subject: Gleanings; Snuck one more in….
As my former company becomes a f*cked company poster child, I find myself enjoying these articles more and more.
Saly Struthers begs you to save the dot-coms
and the “First Aid for the Dying Dot-Com” safety poster.
And happy halloween to y’all.. hope your scares have nothing to do with stock prices… here’s your treat for being so good.
“Blair Witch Spoofs”
Anyhow, off to Holland. See ya in a week!
IA AND DESIGN MATTERS
MIT Technology Review: Toppling the Desktop.
Perhaps the next big step in the everyday computer interface will be in the
direction of more language-based interaction, achieving much of the power of
the arcane Unix command line with most of the simplicity of simple Web
Useit.Com: From August 1996; The Anti-Mac Interface
Inside: Party on! Modo’s Dead but Launch Event Is Live Tonight at Hollywood’s Les Deux. This one may set a standard for new economy flame-outs: Scout Electromedia, the maker of the Modo lifestyle pager, will hold a launch party tonight at Les Deux Caf? in Los Angeles, despite the fact that the company ceased operations Tuesday after less than two months of selling the device.
Online Journalism Review: Can You Trust Online Polling?
Other pollsters, like the Gallup Organization, have been experimenting with
online polling by first contacting potential respondents via telephone. If
interviewees have access to the Web, they are then asked to complete polls
online. But Harris has conducted its election polls almost entirely online.
Net Retailers Aren’t All Losers
By Jennifer Couzin
After taking a beating on Wall Street for their lack of profits, a few
retail dot-coms have finally moved into the black.