Start Me Up
Oct 7, 2021, 11:07 AM
We’ve reached a point where it is obvious that spatial user interfaces no longer work for file management. Our files are scattered over too many different places and services, and we have too many of them.
For application launchers,...
Feb 16, 2021, 1:14 PM
Bookfeed.io is a simple tool that allows you to specify a list of authors, and generates an RSS feed with each author’s most recently released book.[^book] I made this because I don’t want a recommendation algorithm to tell me...
Switching to Windows
Feb 2, 2021, 1:59 PM
Around 2015, I started to realize that I was no longer part of Apple’s target audience. I’ve since found that Windows, and the devices available on the Windows side, from gaming laptops to convertibles to custom-built PCs, are...
How User Tracking Devalues Ads
Dec 24, 2020, 2:43 AM
Facebook recently took out full-page ads in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal attacking the way Apple protects its users’ privacy. In the ad, they make the point that Apple harms Facebook’s...
The Failure of the iPad
Jan 29, 2020, 5:36 AM
Two days ago, ZDNet published this article: Meet the iPad, your work computer: These 10 apps make real productivity possible. These kinds of articles, where writers explain how they use their iPads productively, musicians talk about how...
Mobile Games and Nintendo
Oct 6, 2019, 9:36 AM
Mario Kart Tour is a disgrace that Nintendo should be ashamed of
‘Mario Kart Tour’ Has A Bad Subscription Model That Costs As Much As Apple Arcade
Mario Kart Tour is too cynical to be...
The Thing About Jetpacks
Jul 21, 2018, 6:53 AM
Here’s a collection of essays I wrote together with Jon Bell a while ago: The Thing About Jetpacks.
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Dec 30, 2017, 3:25 AM
Remember when people said that consoles were dead, and that Nintendo’s only chance for survival (and probably Apple’s only chance to get really good high-budget games on iOS) would be for Nintendo to make iPhone games?
Oct 23, 2016, 6:42 AM
NINTENDO SWITCH. Discuss.
With games like Splatoon, Zelda, and that new amazing looking Mario, itâ€™s going to do better than the Wii U, but it really feels like Nintendo is snatching defeat from the jaws of...
Jul 27, 2016, 3:04 PM
Of course, just days after I point out that Nintendo has been consistently profitable for a while, they post a loss. Just my luck.
It should be noted, though, that this is not indicative of a problem with the console market as a whole....
Jul 13, 2016, 4:28 AM
Iâ€™ve been advocating for Nintendo to fully commit to making games for mobile since 2013 (parts one and two). I just re-read both pieces and they both hold up really well. I hate to say it (OK, I love to say it), but it...
Input Masks: Violating User Expectations
Jun 28, 2016, 10:12 AM
When designing forms, there’s a pretty deep chasm between the needs of the developer, and the needs of the user. Developers want structured, normalized data. Users want to enter data in whatever format suits them best.