Michael Pollan’s Big Idea

What critical question has Pollan asked to cause such an uproar?

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Hello world!

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Better Widgets with Science!

WordPress version 2.8 was released earlier this month, and whether the developers actually read them or not, I’m glad that they seem to have implemented my suggestions for a cognitive science-based redesign for WordPress Widgets. In WordPress 2.5 Widgets: Taking the Load Off Your Mind, I argued that what a user sees on the back […]

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Watching the Cubs from Bahgdad

Here is what Memorial Day means to me today: it means remembering the connections we have to those who are elsewhere, remembering that the small things we enjoy here at home exist in a larger system of past and present service, sacrifice and justice.

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100 Days Citizen Test

On President Obama’s hundredth day: five questions for citizens.

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For the True Book Lover

Do you miss the smell of books? This is for you!

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Feedburning Learning

Feeds & email updates are all about drawing readers into a community from the margins–which is to say, they are all about learning.

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Can’t Take My Joy From Me (Michelle Shocked)

On this day, I think it is O.K. to be happy…. mog.com More about this song Share

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On Making the Future

To the extent that the future is shaped by human action, it is not much use trying to predict it ? it is much more useful to understand and work with the people who are engaged in the decisions and actions that bring it into existence.

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WordPress 2.8 – Better Widgets?

Widget management is item #1 on the list of priorities for WordPress 2.8 development. I explored the cognitive psychology behind the widget management screen design in an earlier post, WordPress 2.5 Widgets?Taking the Load Off Your Mind. Here are the takeaway design suggestions.

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