To: Negatory good buddies
Subject: Gleanings: NOT
On hold, after what seemed like about 50 menu choices, in the pac bell voice mail maze, when I knew I had to talk to a human, I started writing this gleanings. Excuse me if this has caused me to write an unusually negating gleanings–
(just my imagination as muzak may cause cancer in laboratory humans)
***Not so wappy–
WAP Forum Refutes Study Findings
The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum has strongly disputed the
findings of a recent study that found poor usability in wireless devices
that use WAP.
***Not so rational–
Can Rational Unified Process really facilitate a better experience?
***Not so useful–
Is it really necessary to have a lab for usability testing?
Usability Labs: Our Take
and a summery of postings on CHI-WEB on the matter
***Not so hateful
Yahoo to Ban Race-Hate Items
Inside: Attention, Masters of the Media Universe.
Seth Godin. You have a relationship. You understand that every interaction has to benefit both of you, or it will end. To build a monopoly based on consumer attention, you have to stop trying to find customers for your products and start trying to find products for your customers.
To show I’m not completely bitter, here’s a couple of interesting articles on personas and alan cooper
and a nice recipe
Creamless Creamy Squash Soup, Gourmet
and if you are in the bay area, check out my pal Anton http://www.antonbarbeau.com
FRIDAY JAN 5TH – STARRY PLOUGH IN BERKELEY. ANTON UK PLUS! guitar guru kevin joins us (assuming he ain’t rushed off to deliver his second any-day-now baby!) we’re on first, at 9:30, so please arrive upon or about early. $6, 21+. also avec les bille, Tiny and the Bean Weevils. (now, see, that’s two separate bands with not-great names that might do well to join forces, non?) please please us like we please you, no questions asked.