There's also an opportunity for a psych PhD on the topic of the IT guy distain that drips from every phrase of the article.
On May 31, 2012, at 5:48 AM, Terence Love wrote:
> There is an obvious opportunity for a PhD on this topic.
Whether you call it superstition, ceremony, or something else, much of what we do to accomplish our goals may not be specifically utilitarian and you're right, that should be considered in interface (and pretty much any other) design.
The particular article isn't a good direction for starting to think about the subject, however. It's basically a list of common errors and random stuff he doesn't like with it all labeled "superstition" so that he can imply that he is rational/superior and the people he is supposed to be helping are painfully irrational/inferior. It's a really nasty piece of rhetoric.
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