What I'm Reading: November-ish Edition
I need to do some more writing, but here’s some articles I liked out of my Instapaper account… I’m still reading the same books. These days I read really slowly, and that 900 Days book is going to take a while.
Antitrust, the App Store, and Apple
I am really liking Stratechery as a blog, and this post is no exception. Really interesting discussion with good examples on a complex issue.
30 Things I’ve Learned
I’m going to re-read this one a few times, there’s a number of good nuggets in there. Among my favorites:
Working hard at the wrong thing will only take you where you don’t want to go faster.
The Amazing Story of Frank Barker and Campus Outreach
A sweet portrait of a man that shaped my life as a pastor and as my grandfather’s boss.
Regret-stergram – DHH – Medium
Funny thing, as soon as I made the choice, it seemed so perfectly clear. Why had I been stuck here for so long? Why had I kept feeding Facebook the fodder they were using to addict others?
DHH usually is a bit more pugilistic than I aspire to be, but this article is great.
How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind — from a Magician and Google Design Ethicist
And this is exactly what product designers do to your mind. They play your psychological vulnerabilities (consciously and unconsciously) against you in the race to grab your attention.
As a UX practictioner, this was a good challenge to my thinking of how I construct choice architectures… just by copying some UI from another product I can be continuing a dark pattern.
Trailer: They Shall Not Grow Old
I remember hearing about this a while back, but this is the first that I’ve seen of it and I’m so excited to see this… hopefully with my history-loving grandfather.