Lou is thinking about a combined index for his books, I think that’s an awesome idea.
Mail used to be like email! “By the late 19th century, there were between six and twelve mail deliveries per day in London, permitting correspondents to exchange multiple letters within a single day.“ Six to twelve times a day checking your mail, sound familiar?
Fascinating: “The approach taken at Facebook is to set a cookie on user update requests that will redirect all subsequent requests from that user to the West coast master for some configurable time period to ensure that read operations do not return inconsistent results.“
Google realtime results are pretty interesting. Just goes to show how fast Google moves. I’m very curious to see how this evolves over time, I don’t think they have the UI and relevance stuff totally correct just yet.
Kevin Kelly on hunter-gatherer tribes: (because they didn’t live beyond 30-ish) “Imagine a world without grandparents: there’s nobody to pass on what you do learn.”
Received two emails in the past few days asking about reprints or second editions of my IA book. No reprints or second editions planned though.