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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For the True Book Lover

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

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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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The Infinite Book: The Plastic Logic Reader (and the Real Nature of Books)

A book is essentially whole, unitary — a little world of human thought, word, & spirit, chosen, shaped, and bound within its covers. Books are bundles; a book is what is bound together. For what makes a book more than it’s binding?

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Gutenberg’s PC: The Espresso Book Machine

The Espresso Book Machine brings the flexibility and ubiquity of digital media to the old medium of printed paper books, extending the transformation that Gutenberg’s press began, and putting the final say on publishing a book firmly in the hands of the authors and readers. So what will happen when everybody has one of these?

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When Jesus Christ Was Born (Michelle Shocked)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwjeEZvdhO0 It’s time for Christmas music, right? Michelle Shocked sings with her whole soul, ’cause she knows what its all about. Visit her on the web at MichelleShocked.com.

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A National Day of Listening

Only connect. Don’t let the mundane stand in the way. Make the time. Be curious and honest, and keep an open heart. Find others to encourage and support you in this practice. It’s simple, but it can mean the world.

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The Science of Giving Thanks

In short, acts of gratitude improve your overall well-being. That?s reason enough for me to start being more thankful for what I have.

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