Blogs Make the News

“In May, when pro-Palestinian activists attacked a group of Hillel students at San Francisco State University, the national press took no notice; there was a small mention in the May 12 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle, nothing more. But bloggers — led by Richmond, Virginia, freelance writer Meryl Yourish — piled on the story…. On May 14, blogger James Lileks mentioned it in a nationally syndicated newspaper column for…

Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2002

“As the Web grows, websites continue to come up with ways to annoy users. Following are ten design mistakes that were particularly good at punishing users and costing site owners business in 2002.” Jakob Nielsen –Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2002UseIT) Quibble: Stating that “websites continue to come up with ways to annoy users” is misleading, since none of the “mistakes” is really new. Still, I did particularly like…

Austen writes Lord of the Rings

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Dark Lord in possession of a desire to rule the world must be in want of a ring.” –Austen writes Lord of the RingsPemberly.com) Hmm… that’s a bit of a stretch… “a Dark Lord in possession of The Ring must be in want of the world.” But it’s really the women in Pride & Prejudice — and chiefly Mrs. Bennett — who…