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Subject: Gleanings: Order and Disorder
Monday, monday… drinking coffee out of my art director mug
watching the fog burn off the San Francisco downtown
and making favicons.
If you use IE and you add eleganthack.com to your favorites, you’ll see it.
(it’s pretty ugly, but what do you want at 16×16.)
Interesting chat starting on the CHI list pondering if these oddities make the Favorites list more usable.
Favorites/bookmarks have always been an interesting quandary to me. When you fist get online, you use search engines to find stuff. later, you bookmark websites to find them again. Eventually your list gets so long you organize your list into folders. Then your list of folders gets so long, that’s useless too, and you return to search engines. It seems to me the bookmark quandary applies to any website where people are asked to store large amounts of items, from photo sites such as snapfish.com and ofoto.com to the online storage services. How do you give people meaningful tools to organize their stuff? Not that offline offers any good solutions
(despite the sexiness of this. http://www.ikea-usa.com/product_presentation/category.asp?id=8f2a0ab2d9ded31182b600508ba25e47200003221649067302000121316584851020010206143415323)
You should see my sock drawer. if I can’t wrangle 10 pair of socks, how am I expected to manage 500 bookmarks?
Mike Kuniavsky has sending URL’s out left and right these days. good stuff, that.
The infamous eye-tracking study
A piece on the journalistic aspects of using photography versus drawing in
illustrating some tragic information for a newspaper: (mike k)
NEW & COMMENTARY
NY Times: The Dreams of Webzines Fizzle Out. (tomalak.org)
Five years ago, Slate and Salon arrived amid proclamations that “Webzines”
would become a multibillion-dollar business and displace print publications by
stealing their readers and sucking their advertising dry. Many people,
including not a few print publishers, believed it. But none of it
USA Today: Europe’s music-piracy solution: taxes.(tomalak.org)
The legislation, which takes effect in each of the 15 EU nations after being
ratified by the national parliaments, allows countries to add fees for each
blank CD or CD burner sold — mirroring existing laws in Italy and Germany,
where additional charges of between 5% and 10% are already being
APROPOS OF NOTHING
Found Neil Gaiman’s online journal for American Gods
It’s definitely a fanboy spot, and uninteresting to those who don’t know who Gaimen is, BUT the entry on copyediting is pretty cool, so scroll down to where it says “One longish, quite funny, entry on the mechanics of copy editing was eaten by Blogger a couple of days ago…”
Don’t kill them, f*ck them