Jeffrey Mann

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Why a Good User Interface Might Make Rental Cars Kill Us

by Jeffrey Mann  |  February 14, 2011  |  1 Comment

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 do, they gradually become a part of our personalities, as we get more and more accustomed to how they learn about us and come to […]

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New Years Anti-Resolutions for 2011

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 1, 2011  |  5 Comments

For the last two years, I have done blog posts on what I call my anti-resolutions for the year. Many bloggers publish their predictions, personal resolutions and highlights around the end of the year. So I won’t. If lots of people do something, that usually is a good enough reason for me not do it. […]

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Twappy Twirthday Twittter

by Jeffrey Mann  |  March 22, 2010  |  1 Comment

It is hard to believe that the Twitter phenomenon is only four years old, but it’s true that the Twitter.com service went live on March 21, 2006. It has enjoyed a meteoric rise into common consciousness, such that even people who never use it know what (more or less) it is, and have heard celebrities […]

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My New Year’s Anti-Resolutions for 2010

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 30, 2009  |  9 Comments

Last year, I did a blog post on what I call my anti-resolutions for the year. Traditionally, many blogs publish their predictions and personal resolutions around the end of the year. So I won’t. Instead, I want to talk about my anti-resolutions for 2010.They are “anti” in a couple different ways. The main one is […]

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A Potential Business Model for Facebook II?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  February 18, 2009  |  7 Comments

NOTE: This is a work of fiction. When I first heard about Facebook trying to change their Terms of Service to give them perpetual rights to users’ content, even if they delete their data, I was not too fussed. I figured it was to avoid any possible legal complications rather than a sinister secret plan. […]

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Collaboration and Social Software Anti-Resolutions for 2009

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 1, 2009  |  5 Comments

Many blogs publish their predictions and personal resolutions on the first day of the year. So I won’t. Instead, I want to talk about 10 anti-resolutions for 2009. They are anti in a couple different ways. The main one is that these are not things that I intend to do, but stuff that I hope […]

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