Lovable Trickster Created a Monster with Bigfoot Hoax

“It was in August 1958 in Humboldt County, Calif., that Jerry Crew, a bulldozer operator for Wallace Construction, saw prints of huge naked feet circling and walking away from his rig. The Humboldt Times in Eureka, Calif., ran a front-page story on the prints and coined the term ‘Bigfoot.’ According to family members, Mr. Wallace smirked. He had asked a friend to carve the 16-inch-long feet. Then he and his…

In the Future, We Will All be Harry Potter

“I’m not so nerdy as to suggest that you read Harry Potter as an idea manual for next-generation product development. But the books are filled with examples of products that we’ll soon be able to build, and they do provide some idea of what it might mean to embody awareness in the physical world. ” A rare essay that communicates something of interest to the general public, from Jakob Nielsen…

Study Refutes E-Mail Myth

“In fact 60 percent of Americans who use e-mail at work receive 10 or fewer messages on an average day, the study released Sunday found. Only 6 percent receive more than 50. And among those power users, only 11 percent say they feel overwhelmed by all the e-mail.” –Study Refutes E-Mail MythWired) It makes sense… those few people who really are overwhelmed by e-mail are more likely to complain about…

Nativity Cam

“Christmas lights are hanging from peoples’ porches, holiday music is twinkling over the radio, and the First Baptist Church in Athens has put out its annual nativity scene. This nativity scene is comprised of large, cheap plastic figures, and every year the wind blows them over again, and again, and again. Luckily for you, my Nativity Cam will allow you to partake in the joy of laughing at this unfortunate…