Ironically, one of the fundamental goal of interaction designers is to reduce interaction. When we do our jobs perfectly, few people ever notice (except when comparing your solution to other products).
SETI@Home is one of the very best things that happened to the internet. In an ideal world all the internet is something@home. Well, next time!
Sometimes, the obvious program can be tempting but tedious.
I estimate that the 4200 lines of output code could have been replaced by an interpreter of at most a few dozen lines of code and a schema [note: template] of 400 lines.Programming Pearls, Data Structures programs, p25
Separating the data from the control will pay off handsomely.Programming Pearls, Data Structures programs, p25
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A problem that seems difficult may have a simple, unexpected solution.Programming Pearls, p. 11
Be a yardstick of Quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where Excellence is expected.Steve Jobs
Commonplacing is collecting and organising information you care about to form your body of thought. It is about knowledge, like a diary is about days or a bullet journal is about doing. Knowledge… in any form – a definition, question, quote or quip, links or lists, a photo, poem, recipe,
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We failed to build a business because our product did not monetize, and it took too long to figure that out.
We sequenced building our business in the following order: First we built our team, then the product, then distribution, and then monetization.
We did not reach product-market fit until 2019, five years after starting the company.
A business that “gets small again” is a business reduced to the level of its owner’s personal resistance to change – its owner’s comfort zone. (works and waits for something positive to happen)From https://sive.rs/book/EMythRevisited
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