No Modes

Larry Tesler died this week. He was one of my idols at Apple Computer in the 1990s. A brilliant thought leader and champion of the idea that modes are a bad user experience. A mode is a context for getting work (or play) done. In the early days of computers, before graphical user interfaces, applications… Continue reading No Modes

XML and Immortal Docments

I just read Jeff Haung’s A Manifesto for Preserving Content on the Web. He made some good suggestions (seven of them) to help keep web content available as technical progress works hard to erase everything digital that has gone before. I don’t know if everything published to the web deserves to be saved but much… Continue reading XML and Immortal Docments