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Oct 9, 2018
Google+ is Shutting Down
Jul 20, 2018
James Gunn’s Offensive Tweets and Online Mob Justice
Are we really OK with operating under the assumption that people can’t change and mature over the years?
Jul 8, 2018
Your Public Library as a Streaming Service
If you haven’t been to your local library in awhile, then you might be in for a pleasant surprise.
Jun 10, 2018
Stop Relying on Internet Giants for Your Content
Sites like Facebook and Google exert massive control over what we read and see. Maybe it’s time to start bypassing them.
May 6, 2018
Apple’s iMac Turns 20
In a single stroke, Apple made computers fun, vibrant, hip, and personable again.
Apr 26, 2018
A Look at Gmail’s New Design
Google’s popular email service gets its first major redesign since 2011.
Dec 18, 2017
Should Netflix care how much you watched
A Christmas Prince
We need to get over any notion we might have that online services like Netflix are neutral platforms, or platforms that care about us.
Sep 5, 2017
Thanks to A-ha’s “Take On Me,” I Finally See Augmented Reality’s Potential
This is truly a brave new world in which we live.
Oct 22, 2016
A Critique of Verizon’s User Dashboard (or, That One Time When Verizon Almost Gave Me a Heart Attack)
User interface widgets should be clear, concise, and never demand more of the user’s time than absolutely necessary.
Aug 2, 2016
Google Play Music Has What I’ve Been Looking for Since Rdio Died
If you miss the way Rdio’s queue worked, Google Play Music has you covered.
Dec 1, 2015
Rest in Peace, Rdio
Maybe someday, something will come along that matches Rdio’s simplicity and elegance, but I’m not holding my breath.
Sep 30, 2015
Music Doesn’t Have to Sound Good to Be Good
The experience of listening to music is so much more than simply the music’s audio fidelity.
Feb 26, 2015
Building Better Blog Networks
Blog networks can be powerful tools, but they’re only as good as the support they offer their bloggers, and there’s plenty of room for improvement there.
Sep 24, 2013
Comments Suck (Exhibit #2784)
Sites reveal new commenting policies that are necessary because comments suck.
Aug 24, 2013
I like Medium from a certain design and technical perspective, but I have no plans to ever write there.
Aug 20, 2013
Apparently, neither the British government nor the news media understand how computers actually work.
Jun 12, 2013
Considering iOS 7 in light of Aqua
Jun 11, 2013
Why Privacy Matters Even If You Have “Nothing to Hide”
May 29, 2013
Dumped by Google
A situation that reveals just how little accountability Google has to us, their users.
Mar 16, 2013
Reactions to Google Reader’s Impending Demise
Google Reader has always had a small, but pretty vocal group of supporters, and I’m one of them.
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