Category Archives: Management

My favorite Web development laws

From the [great list over at Blue Flavor](http://www.blueflavor.com/blog/thinking/the_immutable_laws_of_web_design_and_development.php): ###Lister’s Law### People under time pressure don’t think faster. ###Hofstadter’s Law### A task always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.

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For journalists, it’s less about business, more about audience

[Yelvington](http://www.yelvington.com/blog/yelvington) is talking about [a bias against the business side of journalism](http://www.yelvington.com/20080203/are_journalists_antibusiness) and a class called [Business and Future of Journalism](http://cronkite.asu.edu/mcguireblog/?p=50#more-50). I would tend to agree that too many members of the [Fourth Estate](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Estate) are phobic when it comes to … Continue reading

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My day is wide

Just read [a great post on the differences between being a programming and being a manager of programmers](http://blog.eod.com/post/18462877). My days have become increasingly wide, I’d like to think my developers days are deeper. And while I do long for days … Continue reading

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Human nature vs. good business sense

I was home sick the other day with an awful sinus headache and stomach flu. About the only bright side was that I got to watch [Battlestar Galactica](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlestar_Galactica_%28re-imagining%29) on DVD. I thought to myself, “Boy this is a really great … Continue reading

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Great quote on philosophy

Trust your passions less, your reasons more, and your limits most. From [Prof. Daniel Robinson](http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/members/drobinson/index.htm), Oxford University, via an NPR podcast.

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Whither the newspaper?

Wherein I wonder what the Internet, or more appropriately, the culture created by the Internet will do to newspapers. Continue reading

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It’s stupid, on purpose

Anyone who works in the Internet biz, especially us newspaper types, should check out World of Ends. This is a great article by Doc Searls and David Weinberger, that really gets at what the Internet is and what stupid (not … Continue reading

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News industry should donate to open source projects

While the discussion on XUL vs. XAML has quieted down a bit, I think it’s worth bringing the issue to the attention of the news industry. I’m not sure if we’ll ever be in the business of making “news applications” … Continue reading

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Apple’s come a long way, so can we

Apple has come a long way from predictions of doom and gloom. One sign of this struck me when I hit The Washington Post‘s site today. They have a small teaser ad (that doesn’t animate, jump, flip, split, twirl or … Continue reading

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Beyond the click-through

The New York Times has a good article about the ever changing face of advertising metrics. Google is now offering a piece of code that advertisers can place on their site to track users that come from Google-placed ads. The … Continue reading

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