You know, buying software is actually harder than it’s been most of the time that I’ve been using computers.
I’m not saying I prefer the limitations of floppy disks, especially the physical limitations of their fragility.
I am saying that after buying Microsoft Word for the Mac, I earned a good rant.
We didn’t have these problems when I was your age, before you stepped on my lawn.
My June 2 post on The Interconnected came from a conversation at work about how some “hot” new design projects were really just a way to suck money out of people… and how it reminded me a lot of modern art which was intended to shock and cost money, but not really add anything valuable to anyone’s lives.
It also touches on some accessibility elements — like the fact that many As Seen on TV products are actually products that solve problems for people with disabilities that the rest of us benefit from.
Read Cans of Shit and Salt Speakers at The Interconnected.
I went to An Event Apart in Seattle! If you want to see the notes from that, well, they’re posted all over here too. (I’ve got two sessions and a workshop to go!)
But if you want to hear my observations about baggage fees and and how airline design decisions have slowly turned us into people willing to make our own flights later than usual, you want to read my article on The Interconnected.
Having changed jobs a few months ago, my February 28th post on The Interconnected is about the difference having time to do my work at work makes both in my personal life and my productivity at work.
2016 is come and gone and the end of the year was such a downer for so many people that I thought a little levity was in order. Come for the dog pictures, stay for “Are you from Canada?”