Newspapers are still steam powered

Yesterday, the BBC podcast “50 Things That Made The Modern Economy” covered the invention of the electric dynamo. The episode was partly based on a 1990 academic paper by economist Paul A. David who studies “scientific progress and technical change.” His thesis is that the initial lack of productivity gains related to the introduction of […]

Swipe overload

Anyone else feeling like iOS has reached ‘peak gesture?’ The force touch and all of the overlapping possibilities of the right/left swipe are seriously degrading the ease-of-use of the device, not to mention discoverability of the overall interface. One example – the new control center:

Timing is everything

As the old joke goes, you have three options for any project: “Quick, Cheap or Good. Pick two.” For better or worse, at least those are affirmative choices – assuming you make them well enough in advance of the deadline. But wait till you have a month or a week left and the equation changes. […]