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Archive for May 2006

What Would Google Do?

Google and I, we’re old friends. I’ve written about them here and there for years. Google, as a web innovator,…

Thanks a lot, Apple

I’ve used Apple computers since high school. If it wasn’t for the Mac, I probably wouldn’t have wound up working…

Calling All Designers: Learn to Write!

I recently had the good fortune to work with a client who asked me to, in addition to doing my…

Abdicatechnology

I’ve been thinking about something lately. What do you call it when you voluntarily give up control of some piece…

The Art of No

Being a designer is all about embracing the word “no.” When we sit down with a blank slate and a…


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