Scripting News: “The designers of 1.0 wanted to forget that 0.91 happened. 0.91 had the version number, 0.90 didn’t. There ought to be a law taught in Format Design 101. Include a version number. Rule number two. If version n-1 has a version number, version n must also have a version number. Rule number three. You can’t ignore previous versions.”
I’m trying to avoid the whole RSS versioning mess and all the RSS politics with XFML. Dictatorship is a good thing when designing a format.
I came to my senses and am taking in the sun this week. Seeya later.
gladwell dot com– Designs for Working: ” […] the Ford Motor Company, along with a group of researchers from the University of Michigan, recently conducted a pilot project on the effectiveness of “war rooms” in software development. Previously, someone inside the company who needed a new piece of software written would have a series of meetings with the company’s programmers, and the client and the programmers would send messages back and forth. In the war-room study, the company moved the client, the programmers, and a manager into a dedicated conference room, and made them stay there until the project was done. Using the war room cut the software-development time by two-thirds, in part because there was far less time wasted on formal meetings or calls outside the building: the people who ought to have been bumping into each other were now sitting next to each other. “
Imparting knowledge through storytelling: this is the kind of wide-eyed knowledge management blab that you shouldn’t let within 10 miles of your company. “For example, a hyperbolic tree representation of the relationships between elements of the story could be combined with sound and video effects as the reader/user explores the story.” Ha!
I’m looking for an appartment in Hoboken (NYC). Any ideas where to look? The Village Voice isn’t being very helpful, Craigslist is better, but I could still use some more pointers.
Outlook is really slowing me down. I estimate I loose at least 20 minutes a day on it. My 128M of ram just isn’t enough for it. Bloatware! Help!
Interesting screenshots of the next generation MSN.