Facebook’s embrace of Chatbots in Messenger is their most audacious move yet to enclose what was once thought of as “the internet” within their private platform. More on ThoughtStorms:ChatBots
ThoughtStorms:TheNewFlowInternet Some notes on the new cards-down-notification-flow paradigm.
Third in a series (#1, #2) of questions occupying my mind at the beginning of 2014. Which may (or may not) inform what I’ll be working on. 3) How can we program on tablets? I’m now a tablet user. I became a tablet owner at the end of 2012. For six months I played around […]
Giles Bowkett : This is, in my opinion, the strongest argument for seeing Unix and basic coding skills as fundamental required literacy today. As prostheses for memory and identity, computers are too useful not to use, but if you don’t know how to craft your own code which gives you a UX which matches the […]
Yes. Atlas is also pretty damned cool. I’m not, personally, quite so excited by this as I am by Bespin. But it’s nice. Particularly how you program the sizers by clicking on which edges are glued and which not. And the connection of the panels in the screen to controllers on a special bar is […]
I’m expounding my usual “late-bound” tabs model of IDEs again, over on StackOverflow. … late binding between the buffer in the editor and actual concrete thing you’re working on, gives the editing environment more flexibility and power. Think this is out of date? One place where the idea is back with a vengeance is in […]
The biggest problem I’ve noticed people having with Mind Traffic Control is with delegating. They were sometimes delegating without filling in the task description (thinking that the original task description would get copied across – which it wasnt’t) or delegating to names of people which clearly weren’t email addresses (or Goggle logins). Now I’ve trapped […]
Today’s Mind Traffic Control update. The “defer” screen was simple, but not simple enough. Why make the user go through two mouse clicks – select a radio button and then the submit button – when this can be reduced to one? Now choosing how long you want to delay is a single button click. I […]