read Navigating isn’t fun, Alan Cooper’s latest article.
I have one thing to say: I am soooo sick and tired of people writing “The web is all about X” It’s a medium, people. it’s like saying paper is all about writing term papers, and pictures just waste ink. Even weblications have a wide user base and have wide user needs– power users can take a page full of data, some people are more uncertain, and prefer wizards: one-task/one-page.
Cooper’s article was full of oversimplification to a Nielsen-esque level and I was disappointed in him. The articles that have been coming in the newsletters have mostly been outstanding, and this issue was rather poor, I thought.
Then again, he’s getting Nielsen-esque attention for it.