Details Jun 18, 2018

A remarkable amount of conscious effort goes into details in everyday products - details that we often just overlook.

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Modern Tailor update Jun 10, 2018

This shirt is well worth the money spent.

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Choosing the wrong abstraction: Tesla Autopilot Jun 04, 2018

I talked last week about choosing the right abstraction to present to your users. Tesla’s Autopilot feature is a textbook case of choosing the wrong abstraction.

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Choose the right abstraction May 28, 2018

I think there are a lot of issues that stem from the wrong choice of abstraction - either in a user interface or deeper within a system.

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Remarkable demo: Google Duplex May 13, 2018

Did you see the excellent demo of Google’s new Duplex AI booking a hair salon appointment with a human over the phone?

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The student response to the Tom W Davis Clock Tower May 06, 2018

The Tom W Davis Clock Tower in Ohio State’s North Campus area is pretty run-of-the-mill. The student reaction to it - now that’s what’s interesting.

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Online made-to-measure clothing Apr 29, 2018

I’ve always had a problem getting shirts that fit. Here’s a new approach: order clothing made-to-measure online.

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Some of my favorite RSS feeds Apr 15, 2018

Here’s some real gems that I make sure to keep up on.

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On the value of impractical philosophy Apr 09, 2018

I think there’s quite a lot of value in impractical, disconnected-from-reality, argumentation.

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Project idea: identifying influence and subgroup identity with TF/IDF Apr 01, 2018

I wonder if you can pick out what writing influences someone, and what subcultures they identify with, based on what terms and phrases they use.

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