Okay, get ready for a foray into randomness. I’ve been busting my ass trying to get this presentation done along with about a million other things. Thinks it’s finally there (if anyone wants to see a copy and give feedback, drop a line . . . not quite sure I’m ready to distribute it widely yet). Anyhow, in lieu of a more coherent entry, here are lots of thinking points:
- I’ve still been thinking about ‘thoughtless tools’ non-stop. I think it’s part of how to scale a business. How do you create business applications that make people smarter without making them do any more work?
- Along the same lines, I really like feedback loops and need to constantly remind myself to a) build them into things or b) look for and understand them when they are.
- As part of the soon-to-be-released Naked blog, I’ve been playing a bit with Twitter. I quite like what Russell wrote about the service.
- Speaking of Twitter, this whole post is kind of like Twittering.
- Further speaking of Twitter, I just finally got around to reading Kathy Sierra’s excellent: Face-to-Face Trumps Twitter, Blogs, Podcasts, Video . . .
- It seems there’s a bit of Google backlash going on.
- At least partly in response to my Code of Conduct article and an email conversation we had, Amelia wrote a very interesting piece on whether there’s a gender divide on the blogging code of conduct stuff. What does everyone here think?
- Not to harp on it more, but Anil Dash’s thoughts on the topic are quite eloquent as well.
- It’s much easier to be insightful in tiny little nuggets.
- And last but not least: Tips for winning at rock-paper-scissors.
Well I think that’s it. Am off to Montana this Friday to Sunday, only to return and go to San Francisco next week (pending ticket purchase). Looks like it’ll be a slightly nuts seven days. If you’re in either Missoula or San Francisco (I somehow imagine I have a larger audience in the latter . . . though who am I to say), drop me a line and we’ll try and meet up.