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Revelation

Consider two scenarios:
One: You see something that a friend would enjoy (a book, a CD), and you buy it for them. Rather than do anything special, you just give it to them. The response: gratitude.
Two: You see something that a friend would enjoy (a book, a CD), and you buy it for them. Rather than […]


I Liked Facebook More Before It Became Myspace

PearBudget’s not really going to be a social application. I know “social” is the new(ish) hotness, but it’s not what we’re going to be focusing on (Wesabe does it well, though.) Our single-minded purpose: help people who are new to personal finance to get a handle on their spending.
One danger faced by “social utilities” that […]


Breaking Users Out of Mental Models; Breaking Out of Your Own

From Dick Costolo’s very good Ask the Wizard:
We all have mental models that we’ve built up over the years and we use these models to judge new ideas and services that we see, and this is the reason people came up with terms like “horseless carriage” when cars were invented. … we try to make […]


Posted
2 July 2007 @ 2pm

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“a _________ killer”

I’m finishing up some client work at the moment, but I wanted to take a quick break to clear my head.
Brian Oberkirch has an excellent post — We Stopped Playing King of the Mountain Long Ago — up at his blog. It makes a point that I’ve been thinking about over the last few weeks: […]