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While googling for a good edition of Menard’s “Quixote”, I found a bunch of obscure research publications dealing with studies of Software-Engineering-Research Engineering –that is, these people study those of us who, in turn, study software engineering. It’s fascinating to … Continue reading
This map from webcomic xkcd is absolutely cool: Among my favourite bits: The sunken island of Usenet, the small “Attractive MySpace Pages” peninsula in proportion to the huge MySpace kingdom, and how the Bay of Angst shores on Xanga and … Continue reading
Since I was underwater for the past couple of weeks, I barely had a chance to write about this video. It’s now been linked to by practically every blog on the planet but mine. In case you haven’t seen it, … Continue reading
Our choice of words says a lot about how we see the world. Sometimes inadvertently, we label things so that our beliefs are portrayed with a positive light. The abortion debates, for example, are between pro-life and pro-choice groups (and … Continue reading
I just had to post about Joey de Villa’s great spoof on Kathy Sierra’s graphics. The short story: in her fine Creating Passionate Users blog, Kathy Sierra inexplicably tries to argue that Web 2.0 is not a buzzword, but jargon. … Continue reading