Monday, January 31, 2005

Usability of Websites for Teenagers (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

This study found some interesting results. Interesting in that they are counter-intuitive, though perfectly sensible if you'd thought about the issue.

Teens' poor performance is caused by three factors: insufficient reading skills, less sophisticated research strategies, and a dramatically lower patience level.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

PBS | I, Cringely . Archived Column

PBS | I, Cringely . Archived Column: "The New Mac Mini is All About Movies"

New Scientistl: The art of seeing without sight

Wired News: My IPod, My Self

" 'Shuffle mode used to be a gimmick. Now it is the most viable strategy to access information that would otherwise be lost,' he said. 'It reduces the complexity of consumption. It's a cyborg consumption strategy.' "

Joel on Software - Thursday, January 27, 2005

Some great insights into the IT job market.

Podcasting as a business tool

"A Zero Configuration, All-In-One Podcasting Device For About $25 That My Mom Could Use"

Monday, January 24, 2005

Make your own mobile phone

A very cool Portable Rotary Cellular Phone

Friday, January 21, 2005

Thursday, January 20, 2005

The New York Times > A Question of Numbers

A (long) article about the Social Security system in the US and the so-called "crisis" that will occur when the population ages.

Your trial has expired

A creative response to an amusing case of plagiarism.

Signs of Intelligence

Teaching babies sign language before they can talk...

Friday, January 14, 2005 - The Numbers Guy

This could be an interesting column to keep an eye on.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Wired 13.01: Ironmen


normblog: The Guardian year

How The Guardian and big sections of the Left forgot what they are about

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Sid Meier's Pirates!

A pretty good review of the remake of one of my favourite old games. The graphics now look like how I remember them!

New Scientist - Novel calendar system creates regular dates