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The Internet’s Eccentric French Uncle Passes from the Scene

by Jeffrey Mann  |  June 29, 2012

Ah Minitel.I always had a soft spot for this strange, pre-HTTP online service. It was kind of like the Internet, except for most of the things that make the Internet...

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Why a Good User Interface Might Make Rental Cars Kill Us

by Jeffrey Mann  |  February 14, 2011

Good systems have good user interfaces. They anticipate what we want to do, learn our preferences and foibles; protect us from mistakes. As devices get better at anticipating what we...

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Of Innovation, Software and Phone Chargers

by Jeffrey Mann  |  February 23, 2009

This was going to be a rant about one of my pet peeves: Why does every electronic device have to have its own power cord and data cable? I am...

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