Carl Sjogreen Nuggets

Postat: 2006-09-14 kl. 21.50

The Future of Web Apps avslutades idag i San Fransisco. De säljer konferensen med ord om utvecklingen av teknologi du kommer använda imorgon:

Discover how the web's most successful sites and applications were built, plus get expert practical advice from the best in the business on creating your own web app. Whether you're a developer, business owner or entrepreneur, join us for this exclusive two-day audience with the biggest names in web development.

Carson Workshop Summit The Future of Web Apps (2006-09)

Carl Sjogreen som arbetat med utvecklingen av Google Calendar pratade om utvecklingen av tjänsten och jag plockar godbitar:

1. Easy is the most important feature
- “simple things should be simple and complex things should be possible” ALan Kay, Disney

3. Visual design matters
“Great Design” it’s that ineffeable quality that certain incredibly successful product have that makes people fall in love with them desptie their flaws.” –Joel Spolsky
- great design = usability + visual joy

It's a sign of stupidity, madness, and/or religion

Postat: 2006-09-06 kl. 10.13

Sam Harris talar om religion i dagens samhälle och varför det är galet. Föreläsningen är sådär, men det här citatet står ut:

Imagine someone would come out on stage saying: I have news for you: The holocaust never happened. That's a big hoax. Either that person would have good reasons [to think so] or not.

But there would be no temptations whatsoever to respect his mere belief. Likewise with people who believe in elves or anything else for which there really is no good argument. These people are marginalized in our culture. They don't get invited to sit on the boards of directors or to decide public policy. And we're right to exclude them from serious conversations because to believe strongly without evidence or argument is a sign that something is wrong with you. It's a sign of either stupidity or madness.

Except on matters of faith.

IT Conversations: Pop!Tech 2005 Sam Harris - The Future of Ideas (2005-10-22)