Monthly Archives: April 2008

New technology does not always make it better for users.

Remember, how you used to be able to stop a VCR and then resume from where you left off when you turned it on again. We as users lost that ability when we moved to DVD players, and the technologist … Continue reading

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The feedback effect of what doesn’t happen …

In his alpine climbing course David Spring pointed out that we learn not just from what happens when we initiate an action, but also from what does not happen.   This is an important and often life-saving lesson  for glacier climbing.   … Continue reading

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